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American Family Day is the 14th state-recognized holiday in Arizona, Title 1-301.[1][2] American Family
Family
Day, much like Mothers Day or Father's Day
Father's Day
is a non-paid holiday established as a separate day to appreciate family members by spending time with them. Families are discouraged from buying gifts or other material items. Arizona
Arizona
resident, John Makkai, is credited with pushing the holiday through the Arizona
Arizona
legislation. American Family Day began as a 1-year proclamation, signed by then Governor Raúl Héctor Castro, declaring August 7, 1977 American Family
Family
Day. The following year, American Family Day was signed into law as an official Arizona
Arizona
holiday by Governor Bruce Babbitt. The holiday also caught on in several other states, including North Carolina[3] and Georgia. From the Georgia Department of Education Parent
Parent
Engagement Program,[4] "American Family
Family
Day- this day brings families together to share their love and appreciation of one another."

See also[edit]

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Family
Family
Day Father's Day Mother's Day Hallmark holiday International Mother's Day
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Shrine International Women's Day May crowning Mothering Sunday National Grandparents Day

References[edit]

^ "American Family Day website". John Makkai. Retrieved 2011-10-16.  ^ " Arizona
Arizona
Laws". Arizona
Arizona
State Legislature. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-10-16.  ^ "North Carolina General Statutes § 103-7 American Family
Family
Day". onecle. 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2011-10-16.  ^ " Georgia Department of Education Parent
Parent
Engagement Program Important Dates 2011-2012 - Mark your calendars!" (PDF). Georgia Department of Education. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 

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