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Family
Family
Day is a public holiday in South Africa, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario
Ontario
and soon New Brunswick, in the American states of Arizona
Arizona
and Nevada, in Vanuatu, in Vietnam, in the Australian Capital Territory, and as the second day of Songkran in Thailand.

Contents

1 Australia

1.1 Australian Capital Territory

2 Canada 3 South Africa 4 United States 5 Vanuatu 6 Vietnam 7 References

Australia[edit] Australian Capital Territory[edit] Family
Family
and Community Day was celebrated on the first Tuesday of November from 2007–2009, coinciding with the Melbourne Cup. This public holiday was declared in 2007. Andrew Barr, then ACT Minister for Industrial Relations, stated the purpose of the new public holiday was: "...to enable workers to take a break from their hectic work and to spend some quality time with their family and friends. ... Australians do work the longest hours of any country in the western world. We do deserve a break."[1] In the years 2010–2017, the date was moved to the first Monday of the September/October school holidays. Where the first Monday of the school holidays falls on the ACT Labour Day public holiday (first Monday in October), the holiday is moved to the second Monday of the ACT school holidays.[2][3] In 2018, Family
Family
and Community Day will no longer be a public holiday in the ACT. Replacing it is Reconciliation Day, held on the first Monday on or after May 27.[4] Canada[edit] Main article: Family
Family
Day (Canada) Nearly two-thirds of Canadians reside in a province that observes a statutory holiday on the third Monday of February - the second Monday, in British Columbia. The holiday is called Family
Family
Day in four provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario), Louis Riel Day in Manitoba, and Islander Day in Prince Edward Island. There is no federally established Family
Family
Day. This holiday was first observed in Alberta
Alberta
in 1990, followed by Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
in 2007 and Ontario
Ontario
in 2008. On May 28, 2012, the BC government announced that Family
Family
Day would be observed on the second Monday in February each year, starting February 11, 2013.[5] As a new holiday, there are no traditional activities that are associated with the day. Canadians use the long weekend for whatever purpose they like. Family
Family
Day is unrelated to National Family
Family
Week, a campaign put on each October by the Canadian Association of Family
Family
Resource Programs. South Africa[edit] After 1995, Easter Monday
Easter Monday
was renamed Family
Family
Day.[6][7] United States[edit] Family
Family
Day is a state holiday in Nevada, celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving, i.e. the Friday following the fourth Thursday in November.[8] American Family Day is a state holiday in Arizona
Arizona
and has been celebrated on the first Sunday in August since 1978.[9] Vanuatu[edit] Family
Family
Day in Vanuatu
Vanuatu
is celebrated annually on December 26, traditionally Boxing Day, as a day on which school and work are suspended in order to spend the day giving thanks for and enjoying time with one's family, often by engaging in civic and religious events and a festive meal. Vietnam[edit] Vietnamese Family
Family
Day (Vietnamese: Ngày gia đình Việt Nam) occurs on the 28th of June each year, having been established in 2001.[10] Family-oriented activities and events are organised throughout the country, though it is not a public holiday.[11] References[edit]

^ "Hansard, Legislative Assembly for the ACT". 25 September 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2008.  ^ "Daylight Saving and Public Holidays in the ACT". Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate. Australian Capital Territory Government. Retrieved 27 January 2016.  ^ "Term Dates and Public Holidays". Education and Training Directorate. Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Government. Retrieved 27 January 2016.  ^ "This year will be the last Family
Family
and Community public holiday". Canberra Times. Retrieved 20 March 2018.  ^ "Government of BC Blog - About BC Family
Family
Day". 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-02-04.  ^ "Public Holidays Act, 1994 (36)" (PDF). 1994-12-07. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2006-04-05.  ^ "About SA - Public Holidays". 2006-03-28. Archived from the original on 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2006-04-05.  ^ "Chapter 236 - Holidays and Periods of Observance". Nevada
Nevada
Revised Statutes. Nevada
Nevada
Legislative Counsel Bureau. Retrieved 2011-10-25.  ^ "American Family
Family
Day". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-14.  ^ "Quyết định về Ngày Gia đình Việt Nam" [Decision on Vietnamese Family
Family
Day]. GiadinhNet (in Vietnamese). General Department of Population and Family
Family
Planning (Ministry of Health). Retrieved 2017-06-27.  ^ " Family
Family
Day in Vietnam". AnydayGuide. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 

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Family

History Household Nuclear family Extended family Conjugal family Immediate family Matrifocal family Blended family Dysfunctional family Polyfidelitous families

First-degree relatives

Parent

father mother

Child

son daughter

Sibling

brother sister

Second-degree relatives

Grandparent Grandchild Aunt Uncle Nephew and niece

Third-degree relatives

Great-grandparent Great-grandchild Grandnephew and grandniece Cousin

Family-in-law

Spouse

wife husband

Parents-in-law Siblings-in-law Son-in-law Daughter-in-law

Stepfamily

Stepfather Stepmother Stepchild Stepsibling

Kinship

Australian Aboriginal kinship Adoption Affinity Consanguinity Disownment Divorce Estrangement Fictive kinship Marriage Nurture kinship

Lineage

Bilateral descent Common ancestor Family
Family
name Family
Family
tree Genealogy Heirloom Heredity Inheritance Lineal descendant Matrilineality Patrilineality Pedigree chart Progenitor

Relationships

Agape
Agape
(parental love) Eros (marital love) Filial piety Storge
Storge
(familial love)

Holidays

Mother's Day

U.S.

Father's Day Father– Daughter
Daughter
Day Siblings Day National Grandparents Day Parents' Day Children's Day Family
Family
Day

Canada

American Family
Family
Day National Family
Family
Week

UK

Related

Wedding anniversary Sociology of the family Museum of Motherhood

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Public holidays in South Africa

New Year's Day Human Rights Day Good Friday Family
Family
Day Freedom Day Workers' Day Youth Day National Women's Day Heritage Day Day of Reconciliation Christmas
Christmas
Day Day of Goodwill

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Holidays, observances, and celebrations in the United States

January

New Year's Day
New Year's Day
(federal) Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(federal)

Confederate Heroes Day (TX) Fred Korematsu Day
Fred Korematsu Day
(CA, FL, HI, VA) Idaho Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day
(ID) Inauguration Day (federal quadrennial, DC area) Kansas Day (KS) Lee–Jackson Day
Lee–Jackson Day
(formerly Lee–Jackson–King Day) (VA) Robert E. Lee Day
Robert E. Lee Day
(FL) Stephen Foster Memorial Day (36) The Eighth (LA, former federal)

January–February

Super Bowl Sunday

February American Heart Month Black History Month

Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day (federal) Valentine's Day

Georgia Day (GA) Groundhog Day Lincoln's Birthday
Lincoln's Birthday
(CA, CT, IL, IN, MO, NJ, NY, WV) National Girls and Women in Sports Day National Freedom Day (36) Primary Election Day (WI) Ronald Reagan Day
Ronald Reagan Day
(CA) Rosa Parks Day
Rosa Parks Day
(CA, MO) Susan B. Anthony Day
Susan B. Anthony Day
(CA, FL, NY, WI, WV, proposed federal)

February–March

Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
(religious) Courir de Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
(religious) Super Tuesday

March Irish-American Heritage Month National Colon Cancer Awareness Month Women's History Month

St. Patrick's Day (religious) Spring break
Spring break
(week)

Casimir Pulaski Day
Casimir Pulaski Day
(IL) Cesar Chavez Day
Cesar Chavez Day
(CA, CO, TX, proposed federal) Evacuation Day (Suffolk County, MA) Harriet Tubman Day
Harriet Tubman Day
(NY) Holi
Holi
(NY, religious) Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
(AL (in two counties), LA) Maryland Day
Maryland Day
(MD) National Poison Prevention Week
National Poison Prevention Week
(week) Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day (HI) Saint Joseph's Day
Saint Joseph's Day
(religious) Seward's Day (AK) Texas Independence Day
Texas Independence Day
(TX) Town Meeting Day (VT)

March–April

Easter
Easter
(religious)

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
(religious) Passover
Passover
(religious) Good Friday
Good Friday
(CT, NC, PR, religious) Easter Monday
Easter Monday
(religious)

April Confederate History Month

420 Day April Fools' Day Arbor Day Confederate Memorial Day
Confederate Memorial Day
(AL, MS) Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust
Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust
(week) Earth Day Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day
(DC) Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Jefferson's Birthday
(AL) Pascua Florida (FL) Patriots' Day
Patriots' Day
(MA, ME) San Jacinto Day
San Jacinto Day
(TX) Siblings Day Walpurgis Night
Walpurgis Night
(religious)

May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Jewish American Heritage Month

Memorial Day
Memorial Day
(federal) Mother's Day
Mother's Day
(36) Cinco de Mayo

Harvey Milk Day
Harvey Milk Day
(CA) Law Day (36) Loyalty Day (36) Malcolm X Day
Malcolm X Day
(CA, IL, proposed federal) May Day Military Spouse
Spouse
Day National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer
(36) National Defense Transportation Day (36) National Maritime Day (36) Peace Officers Memorial Day
Memorial Day
(36) Truman Day
Truman Day
(MO)

June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Father's Day
Father's Day
(36)

Bunker Hill Day
Bunker Hill Day
(Suffolk County, MA) Carolina Day
Carolina Day
(SC) Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day
In Texas / Juneteenth
Juneteenth
(TX) Flag Day (36, proposed federal) Helen Keller Day
Helen Keller Day
(PA) Honor America Days (3 weeks) Jefferson Davis Day
Jefferson Davis Day
(AL, FL) Kamehameha Day
Kamehameha Day
(HI) Odunde Festival
Odunde Festival
(Philadelphia, PA) Senior Week (week) West Virginia Day
West Virginia Day
(WV)

July

Independence Day (federal)

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (HI, unofficial) Parents' Day
Parents' Day
(36) Pioneer Day (UT)

July–August

Summer vacation

August

American Family Day (AZ) Barack Obama Day
Barack Obama Day
(IL) Bennington Battle Day (VT) Hawaii Admission Day / Statehood Day (HI) Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
(TX) National Aviation Day
National Aviation Day
(36) Service Reduction Day (MD) Victory over Japan Day (RI, former federal) Women's Equality Day
Women's Equality Day
(36)

September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Labor Day
Labor Day
(federal)

California Admission Day
California Admission Day
(CA) Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day (36) Constitution Day (36) Constitution Week (week) Defenders Day
Defenders Day
(MD) Gold Star Mother's Day
Mother's Day
(36) National Grandparents Day
National Grandparents Day
(36) National Payroll Week (week) Native American Day (CA, TN, proposed federal) Patriot Day
Patriot Day
(36)

September–October Hispanic Heritage Month

Oktoberfest

Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah
(religious) Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
(religious)

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Disability Employment Awareness Month Filipino American History Month LGBT History Month

Columbus Day
Columbus Day
(federal) Halloween

Alaska Day (AK) Child
Child
Health Day (36) General Pulaski Memorial Day German-American Day Indigenous Peoples' Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day
(VT) International Day of Non-Violence Leif Erikson Day
Leif Erikson Day
(36) Missouri Day (MO) National School Lunch Week Native American Day (SD) Nevada
Nevada
Day (NV) Sweetest Day White Cane Safety Day
White Cane Safety Day
(36)

October–November

Diwali
Diwali
(religious)

November Native American Indian Heritage Month

Veterans Day
Veterans Day
(federal) Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
(federal)

Day after Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
(24) Election Day (CA, DE, HI, KY, MT, NJ, NY, OH, PR, WV, proposed federal) Family
Family
Day (NV) Hanukkah
Hanukkah
(religious) Lā Kūʻokoʻa (HI, unofficial) Native American Heritage Day (MD, WA) Obama Day
Obama Day
(Perry County, AL)

December

Christmas
Christmas
(religious, federal)

Alabama Day (AL) Christmas
Christmas
Eve (KY, NC, SC) Day after Christmas
Christmas
(KY, NC, SC, TX) Festivus Hanukkah
Hanukkah
(religious, week) Indiana Day
Indiana Day
(IN) Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa
(religious, week) National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
(36) New Year's Eve Pan American Aviation Day (36) Rosa Parks Day
Rosa Parks Day
(OH, OR) Wright Brothers Day (36)

Varies (year round)

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha
(religious) Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr
(religious) Ramadan
Ramadan
(religious, month)

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