...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."