Family is one word which has countless emotions and feelings. For each individual Family is his/her identity and holds a special place in life. Every year, on January 01 two-third of the World Population celebrates the Global Family Day. January 01, is always been regarded as a day of new beginnings, the majority of takes this opportunity to start and to end our habits. New Year resolutions have customarily been made that involve some effort to modify behaviour and lead a better life. The celebrations of the family day simply relate to celebrating and loving your own family.
Global Family Day 2020
Traditionally on January 01, we make New Year Resolutions such as quit smoking, healthy lifestyle, wake up early, quit drinking etc. Similarly, to promote love and peace, Global Family Day came into existence. It is an annual observance which aims at promoting the idea that the Earth is one Global family (Vasudeva Kudumbakam) and we should live in peace and harmony. Global Family Day grew out of the UN’s Millennium celebration, “One Day In Peace”.
Don’t confuse it with the International Family Day, which is observes on May 15. International Family Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993. Organisations and government institutions use this day as an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.
History of Global Family Day
In November 1997, the UN General Assembly made a declaration that the first year of the new millennium (2000) should see the launch of an International Decade for the Culture of Peace and non-violence for the Children of the World and that the decade should be announced as “One Day of Peace”. In 1999 a formal invitation to participate was sent to all UN member states. The UN established this Observance as an annual event from 2001 onwards. People are encouraged to celebrate this day by sharing meals and by donating to organizations that serve poor people. Along with the Global Family Day, January 01 is also observed as the World Peace Day.
Celebrations & Quotes on Family Day
Global Family Day is a day for sharing. The best way to celebrate this day is by spending time with your own family. Families should come together and share food and other valuables where they can make personal pledges to promote the message of peace throughout the world. You can also reach out to your neighbourhood and community, especially people who live alone or senior citizens. This day is to revive our connection and to treat every other human as our family member.
Some of the quotes on this wonderful Ideology is:
- Today is a day of family, love, happiness and being together. It’s a great day to do everything that you want together with your beloved ones. Beautiful family day!
- A Happy Family is the pillar of a happy society. Let all the families come together and spread love and brotherhood with each other.
- Our family is our happiness. I want to celebrate this day with my wonderful family. Love you all!
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