AMERICAN FAMILY DAY – First Sunday in August

American Family Day - First Sunday in August

American Family Day – First Sunday in August


American Family Day is observed annually on the first Sunday of August.  Established as a day discouraging families from buying gifts or other material items to celebrate, American Family Day is intended as a separate day to appreciate family members by spending time with them.

“American Family Day brings families are brought together to share their love and appreciation of one another.” 
(The Georgia Department of Education Parent Engagement Program)

(This day is not to be confused with American Family Day, Inc., a commercial company which popularized on the American Family Day holiday name.


Enjoy your family! Post on social media using #AmericanFamilyDay to encourage others to join in paying it forward.


Now annually celebrated across the United States on the first Sunday in August, this day began as a 1-year proclamation signed by Governor Raul Castro, declaring August 7, 1977 as American Family Day.  The following year, Governor Bruce Babbit signed American Family Day into law as an official Arizona holiday.

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