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The 26th anniversary of International Family Day is celebrated

"The happiest experiences are within family relationships". President Henry B. Eyring

In 1993 the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to celebrate the Family International Day every May 15, ratified that the family constitutes the basic unit of society and that it has a fundamental role in the education of the children. Through the family organization we can recognize, identify and analyze the social, economic and demographic problems that affect their development and evolution.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches the importance of family and its sacred place in God's plans. President Russell M. Nelson taught that "individual progress is cultivated in the family, which is ‘the central part of the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children’. Home must be the laboratory of God, of love and service; there, the husband should love his wife, the wife should love her husband, and the parents and children should love each other".

The declaration of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" explains the divine nature of the family and how family relationships should be treated and nurtured. Two of its paragraphs mentions:

"Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. ".

"We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.".

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