Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 12 - June 16, 2013 National Family Month

National Family Month is celebrated every year from Mother's Day through Father's Day.
This year it runs from May 12 to June 16, 2013.

May 15, 2013 is the United Nations International Day of Families
The 2013 theme is "Advancing social integration
and intergenerational solidarity."
The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) supports the worldwide observance of 15 May by preparing background information on the family for use by Governments, the UN system, including the regional commissions, and UN Information Centres and NGOs. An annual message of the Secretary-General is prepared for wide distribution.

"Families hold societies together, and intergenerational relationships extend this legacy over time. This year’s International Day of Families is an occasion to celebrate connections among all members of the constellation that makes up a family. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how they are affected by social and economic trends – and what we can do to strengthen families in response...."

International Day of Families, 
The Family Meal, a Tradition Celebrated Worldwide

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