Have you ever been at a family reunion before? The amazing feeling of seeing your cousins, aunts, and uncles for the first time in months? Or the laughter that filled the room as everyone caught up on the past year? Some countries have even dubbed July or August “National Family Reunion Month.” It’s about bringing family members together to celebrate their roots.
So, what’s the story behind these gatherings? In the United States, one thing that contributed was called “The Great Migration.” This happened between 1915 and 1970, when more than six million African Americans moved from the American South to Northern, Midwestern, and Western states for better opportunities and a better life, but not all families stayed together.
As a way to stay connected, many African American families began holding big, fun reunions. These reunions allowed families to come together, catch up on each other’s lives, and celebrate their heritage.
Today, family reunions are a popular way for families of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate their relationships. They are a chance to share stories, make memories, and build stronger bonds. If you haven’t had a family reunion in a while, now is the perfect time to plan one!
There are many different ways to celebrate National Family Reunion Month. Some families have large gatherings with food, games, and activities. Others have smaller get-togethers, like potluck dinners or picnics. No matter how you choose to celebrate, National Family Reunion Month is a great time to show your family how much you love and appreciate them!