Dates and Origins of Stepfamily Day

Stepfamily Day Dates in 2024, 2025 and 2026

Stepfamily Day is celebrated at the following dates:

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 lives2. 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"


Stepfamily day is celebrated by appreciated and spending time with a person's stepfamily4. The suggested celebration is a picnic at a park, just like it was first celebrated on September 16, 19975.