A few weeks ago, Lucky Me has featured on their TV commercials that it was time again for that “Famealy Day”. As taken from their website, FaMEALy Day has became a nationwide call to celebrate family dining every 4th Monday of September as supported through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Committee for Filipino Families (NCFF). Last September 30, 2009, Presidential Proclamation 1895 was issued declaring the commemoration of the Filipino Family Day every 4 th Monday of September. Coincidentally, National FaMEALy Day coincides with the first day of DSWD’s National Family Week.
I believe that it is truly important for the family to share meals together because it is during meal time where you can discuss and share your day with each other. It can foster a more open relationship between parents and the children. With the constant busyness of everyone nowadays, a common time to share a meal is becoming less common in Filipino families.
As part of their advocacy, there are some interesting Family Matters postings from Francis Kong on their website. Check it out for some family enrichment activities!