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General News · 6th October 2008
Suzan Denis
Strengthening Ties through Family Traditions is the theme for this year's National Family Week. Family traditions can provide a sense of identify, closeness and security within a family.

Every family honors some type of tradition, whether it involves a special celebration, a time-honored activity or something centered on day-to-day routines. You are invited to share and celebrate those traditions this week.

Here are some activities that could get you started:

1. Find on a map the places your parents or grandparents came from. Why did your family move from that place? When did they come to where they are living now?

2) Prepare a meal together that is a part of your family’s heritage and background or from a place you’d like to travel to as a family one day. Younger kids can help with measuring and mixing while tweens and teens can help with shopping and preparing the ingredients.

3) Share a special family treasure, such as a photo, a piece of jewelry, or a quilt. Why is it special? Tell the story.

Have fun!!