Monday, February 18, 2008

Ginger asked...

...but what, exactly, is the purpose of Family Day? To encourage families to spend time together? Or to encourage folk to get married (or not) and have families? I saw it on our calendar at home, and it's quite mysterious to me.

Good questions! I don't think it is national procreation day though...

Graeme MacKay illustrated it this way for the Hamilton Spectator. (family "togetherness" is often like this) The link describes more of the history and controversy around this holiday.

In the words of our Premier Dalton McGuinty,

"This is a small thing, but it's an important and, I think, a powerful recognition of our priorities. There is nothing more valuable to families than time together."


  1. Anonymous7:03 pm GMT-5

    Wonderful illustration and so true!

  2. I agree with you but I've never heard of Family Day. I like it.

  3. I vote for any family holiday but feel badly as in our city, all the stores are open and the men/women work anyway. Retail always is open!

  4. Tom- I thought it was well done too.

    Mary- The concept is nice, but the weather was awful ;-)

    Jean- All our stores were closed in Monday. I might have gone to the mall just to walk otherwise.


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