Ancestor Appreciation Day
The act of tracing one’s genealogy is a very ancient practice. In ancient times, knowing one’s genealogy was as vital as choosing the right partner for marriage. Both endeavors were even closely related, in the sense that people now began to marry people with whom they were not related. Since then, many families make it a duty to construct a family tree that extends into many past generations. But, it is not just to avoid closely related marriages that people do this. The concept of ancestry is very vital to a person’s identity, as it provides you a root for self-expression.
Ancestor Appreciation Day comes up on September 27 every year. It is a holiday dedicated to all families around the country. Whether big or small, every family is encouraged to make the most of this wonderful day. It consists of gathering together to recount ancient family histories and all trace down our genealogies. There are so many fun activities that can happen when the family is gathered.