3 Reasons Why Family Gathering Is Important

Family gathering normally happens once in a blue moon. It is a good platform to help the children, grandparents, siblings, and all members of the bloodline to reunite. Never miss out on any of the advantages of a unified family.

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A Family gathering helps to unite families

A family is a basic environment that people begin to learn about life. They start by learning how to talk, walk, and interact with people in their various societies. A family gathering is very important for every family.

What is a family gathering?: It is an occasion set aside by family members to share love, have fun and address issues that concern members of the family. It could be an arrangement for weddings, funerals, solving problems, festivities like Thanksgiving, etc. Some people also call it “family reunion.”

There are many benefits to doing that in a hectic world like this. In this post, I will highlight and explain some of the benefits of family gatherings. Before that, we all know a family consists of a father, a mother, and children.

They actually make the nuclear family. It is called an extended family when grandparents, aunties, and other bloodlines get involved.

There is a saying that “BLOOD” is thicker than water and this is very true. How do you even understand this statement? It simply means there are many things like the characteristics of a person, DNA patterns, bodily features, behavior, etc. that is very common in a particular family.

In view of that, no matter the distance between members of the same family, there is something special that makes them unique and identifiable. It is in the bloodstream.

The bloodline of every family must be strengthened and protected through family gatherings.  Spending time with the family helps to fortify each member spiritually and psychologically.

When a family finds a conducive moment to come together, many positive things or changes happen.

Before, I talk about some of the importance of family reunions; have you considered the good side of the emergence of coronavirus(COVID-19)?

This pandemic really taught us the significance of a family. People traveled from far away to spend quality time with their families.

As for friends, we can only reach them through social media while in lockdown. This in no small way has highlighted the necessity of technology. However, it is unfortunate that technology affects society in so many negative ways.

Society is affected by the activities of family members

Family ties are always stronger than friendships, relationships at the workplace, and other places as well. The family gathering brings love, unity, development, happiness, and a whole of benefits to individual members.

The gathering time might be a special occasion like Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or any other traditional or religious occasion.

Some Benefits Of Family Gathering

1. Unification

Family gathering helps to reunite broken relationships between family members. Maybe, there is nothing like peace, love, understanding, and a sense of belongingness in the family. The best moment to solve all grievances is when the family comes together. It helps to settle down any dispute among family members.

2. Opportunity to know family members

Both children and adults get the opportunity to know members of their extended family who have stayed outside the family for long. Grandparents, aunties, uncles, nephews, nieces, and all members of the family get to know themselves well.

To keep records of your gatherings like issues discussed, favorite memories, dates, future plans, etc, you can get a family reunion book for such records. Then let every participant sign with love. Go and enjoy that nostalgic moment.

A nuclear family
A perfect example of a nuclear family on the street.

Sometimes it happens that for many years, some family members haven’t shown up. So when there is a family gathering, it creates an avenue for them to come home, see their family, and celebrate together.

3. A sense of protection:

Moreover, such gathering gives some sense of protection to members of the family. It gives enough confidence to everyone in the family, e.i. when they see their swollen number which includes grandparents, uncles, and nieces.

If you are the type who really loves his/her family then let me chip in this: For you to keep your family, pets, and anything valuable to you in the house; then you would need to monitor almost everything happening inside your home. Keep everyone and everything you hold dear in your house safe.

Sometimes grannies, children, and pets need to be monitored and protected by active members of the family

In most cases, a lot of homes today have family pets that are more than just animals. I mean, they have become part of the family.

Pets especially offer a lot of help in so many ways that need to be cherished. God purposely made them for us.

As for the nuclear family, the sense of belongingness and security is very little.  It is ideally manageable terms of decision-making and offering mutual for members.

But they normally look happy even without family gatherings. When we are to consider the benefit of family gathering separately from the extended and the nuclear family, we will find out that they both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here in this article, we are to focus on the advantages.


To climax the gathering, the family can throw a party to entertain and refresh themselves.

In the States for example it is very common to see families gathered on one big table to celebrate “Thanksgiving.” Family reunion normally happens once a while, so that moment becomes a special occasion for everyone to feel happy.

There is another thing that pushes the family to come together. This thing I’m talking about is “ death“.

When this misfortune happens, the family has to console each other, come together strongly, and plan for the funeral. Besides the funeral, the family ties become strong and promising.

Not that alone, events such as marriage ceremonies, naming ceremonies, festivals, etc. could also bring about the unification of members of the same bloodline.

NB: Remember that, the international day of families occurs every 14th of May. This celebration started in the year 1994 as the International Year of Families by the United Nations.

Check the yearly calendars of this festivity and get involved. You can make it an opportunity to celebrate with your lovely family, at least once a year if not in a blue moon.

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