National Family Civility Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Tuesday, November 15th. There are until the next observance.

National Family Civility Day, observed annually on November 15, asks for the celebration of all sorts of families who are courteous to and supportive of one another. National Family Civility Day, established in 2019 by Dr. Rebecca Harper of the Family Civility Institute, also recognizes the work of governmental and private organizations in aiding families. On this occasion, nuclear families, mixed families, families with disabilities, childless families, and chosen families, such as friends or significant others, are also recognized. No matter how different we are, family gives us a sense of who we are and why our lives matter.

📆 When is National Family Civility Day?

This year, National Family Civility Day is on November 15th. It is the 3rd Tuesday in November; in 2023, it is on Wednesday.

Countdown to National Family Civility Day

Did you know: As of 2014, more families are single-parent families, stepfamilies, and families living together outside of marriage than traditional mom-and-dad families.

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📜 History of National Family Civility Day

This isn’t to claim that nuclear families are the only kind of families. There was also an extended family structure in the United States, which included grandparents, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, in-laws, and cousins. Though this was an older model that began to fade in the early 1900s, many communities preserved it, particularly those who moved from countries where there was a strong feeling of familial connection and closeness.

The postmodern family, which includes single-parent families, same-sex families, and blended families, arose in the mid-20th century. Single-parent families were once the result of divorce or death, but in recent years, more people have chosen to be single parents. Blended families, or households with a stepparent or stepsibling, became more prevalent in the 1990s. Following greater societal acceptance of the L.G.B.T.Q. community and the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States in 2015, same-sex families have become more widespread. Though modern family arrangements, cultures, and origins differ, the notion of family civility—where a nation demonstrates equality, support, and respect to all families—is universal.

☑️ National Family Civility Day facts

Love keeps winning
Following the legalization of interracial marriages in America, the rate of interracial marriages has increased, growing from 7% in 1980 to 15% by 2010.

L.G.B.T.Q. parenting
Three million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had a child at some point in their lives.

Less pressure on milestones
In 1960, 65% of American people aged 18 to 32 were married, but by 2013, that figure had dropped to 26%.

Things to do on National Family Civility Day

Plan a family get-together
Spend time with your loved ones. You may organize a family meal; invite them over for a game or movie night; or take a picnic to the beach.

Check in on them
Call your family if you are unable to spend time with them. Because of the numerous video-conferencing services available, you can converse with multiple people at the same time.Determine how everyone is doing and when you can all get together.

Support a family
Visit the Family Civility Institute’s website to become a sponsor. You will assist families by contributing groceries, gift cards, critical dental treatments, fundraising for causes, and clothing goods.

📅 National Family Civility Day Observances

2023 November 15 Wednesday
2024 November 15 Friday
2025 November 15 Saturday
2026 November 15 Sunday
2027 November 15 Monday

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