“The family is the smallest – and the most important – institution in the world.”

The International Day of Families was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993, when it adopted resolution number 47/234 and approved May 15th as a holiday for families.

The International Day of Families is meant to draw attention to the problems faced by the family and to remind us that the family is the basic social unit on which much depends, and which requires attention. We are part of a family, and we must keep families in mind. So should authorities and politicians, whose actions have an effect on them.

Two Hours for Family

Social Campaign for Employers and Employees

The most important areas of life in which we fulfil our obligations and realise are dreams are family life and professional life. For many years, it was believed that the two were separate worlds, often at odds with each other. However, more and more people and companies have realised the need to integrate these two areas. As the saying goes,  “We have only one life in which we play many roles.”

For years, the Humanities Foundation has worked to raise awareness of sustainable human development and the integration of professional and personal life. One of the Foundation’s projects is the Two Hours for the Family social campaign.

The sixth edition of the campaign reached over 14.5 million people. The impact of the campaign was felt as far away as Germany, Slovakia, and even Kazakhstan. This year, we’ve invited everyone to the table. The kitchen – the heart of the home – is associated with warmth, aroma, a friendly atmosphere, and often life itself. Both domestic and social life are centred on the kitchen. We encouraged you to cook and eat together. To fill your time with tastes, aromas, and colours. To sharing recipes, culinary secrets, childhood memories, and longing for tastes of the past. Many family stories are associated with the table, with food, with taste. Culinary traditions are also part of our cultural identity.

Here’s a list of ideas we’ve selected for spending time together this year:

  1. Prepare a meal together and sit together around the table. Go for a festive atmosphere.
  2. Tell each other about your favourite flavors and aromas, about your dreams and culinary yearning.
  3. Create menus for your children’s weddings.
  4. What do you most like to eat for breakfast?
  5. Tell each other about the biggest cooking mistake you’ve ever made.
  6. What dish do you miss the most from your childhood?
  7. Do you like to cook? If so, share your passion. Where do you get your inspiration?
  8. Do you have a favourite restaurant or pub? What’s charming about it?
  9. The worst meal you’ve ever eaten.
  10. What was your mother’s or grandmother’s specialty? Something no one else could ever seem to make just right.
  11. What are the culinary traditions in your family? What do you do for holidays or other celebrations?
  12. Which cuisine is your favourite, from which country or region?
  13. Share the secrets of your kitchen.
  14. It is said that the way to the heart is through the stomach – what dish would you prepare if you wanted to apologise to someone you love?