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National Family Week

The Fourth Week in November is National Family Week. It is always celebrated the week of Thanksgiving. I guess because this is when we mostly spend time with our family. According to Alliance1, National Family Week is designed to build community connections and honor those who strengthen families. Usually National Family Week, is the same week as International Bible Week. This year, 2016, it is not running on the same week.

National Family Week

National Family Week

This could be a great week for you to share the Bible and do daily devotions with the family. Even the guest that come in during this Thanksgiving week.

National Family Week was founded in 1968. It originated in Canada. In 1985, it was proclaimed as the official week celebrated during the week of Thanksgiving by Canadian Government. It now is also celebrated in America, United Kingdom and Australia. In which it is celebrated at different weeks in those countries.

It was first proclaimed by Ronald Reagan on November 19, 1987 a holiday in the United States.

In 2016, National Family Week will occur November 21-27, 2016.

The main focus of this week is to focus and celebrate families. So take this week and spend time with your families. Do some activities together. Maybe check out some places I have reviewed to take your family and take your family somewhere.

Of course, I didn’t see a defined date, just the fact it occurs the week of Thanksgiving.


SOURCES: alliance1.org/national-family-week | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Family_Week
First published November 23, 2014. Republishing November 19, 2015 & November 21, 2016.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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