Dates and Origins of Stepfamily Day
Stepfamily Day Dates in 2017, 2018 and 2019
Stepfamily Day is celebrated at the following dates:
- Saturday, September 16th 2017
- Sunday, September 16th 2018
- Monday, September 16th 2019
National Stepfamily day is celebrated on annually on September 16 to appreciate stepfamilies1. It is meant to help stepfamilies, otherwise known as "blended families," cope with the challenges involved in a shifting family paradigm1. This is not a true national holiday, which requires an act of congress.
Stepfamily day was created by Christy Borgeld in 19971. Today, one in every three Americans live in a stepfamily and over 50% of Americans will live with a stepfamily at some point in their lives4. It was created with the intent to "create strong family structures to support the individual members of the family, instill in them a sense of responsibility to all extended family members.3"