International Day of Families - May 15
Wed, May 15, 2024

International Day of Families

May 15 reminds us of family values. It is in families that traditions are formed. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of International Day of Families, filled with warmth and caring. Hug your family, find time in the hustle and bustle of work to relax with relatives, communicate, share your deepest thoughts, and learn to listen and understand your loved ones.

The History

This holiday was established by the United Nations in 1994. It is scientifically proven that parental care has a significant impact on children’s development. A friendly atmosphere in the family, based on attention, support, and approval, is the key to a stable positive psychological climate around a teenager learning to get to grips with the world and their place in it. Development of a child’s abilities and intellectual and emotional potential depends on their mother and father.

How to take part

Use traditions to strengthen the family. Observance of customs and rituals create a sense of community, belonging to a group, and increases a sense of importance.

  1. Families are unique; think what is especially valued in your home: pride in achievements, the memory of ancestors, care for grandparents, and attention to children needing the presence of authoritative adults.
  2. Flip through old photo albums, discover your family’s history.
  3. Call relatives living in other cities and congratulate them on this wonderful holiday!
  4. Organize a family dinner in a homely atmosphere.

26% of American families consist of a child and one parent, 7% of parents raise children outside official marriages. The traditional view of the family is changing, but a kind and attentive attitude to the younger generation should be a priority. Kids, like a sponge, absorb conflicts and the insecurities reflected in the behavior of adults tired of their everyday routine, and dissatisfied with their life. Parents have the task of providing children with all they need, helping them through difficulties with sincere love and a feeling they are appreciated.

When is International Day of Families celebrated in 2024?

International Day of Families is observed on May 15 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 15 2024
Thursday May 15 2025