Sunday Supper Day is observed at the beginning of the year to remind us the importance of having a family dinner together.
This day seems self explanatory, but the holiday was created for the recognition of family bonds built over Sunday dinners. When her oldest child left for college, Isabel Laesigg was hit with the reality of losing a person at the dinner table. This led to her reflections about how much quality, family time was shared over a meal. Thus, she created the Sunday Supper Movement.
Importance of the Holiday
Since 2012, this movement has connected families across the world through recipes. Sunday Supper Day is rooted in traditional family values; celebrating the vast benefits from a simple meal. Check out their website to join the movement or find new recipes for your next Sunday feast. Although this holiday is in January, make sure to try this tradition throughout the year, who knows what could come of it! If you don’t have accessible family, invite neighbors or other community members, a lot more than potatoes can be shared at the dinner table.
“Through easy weeknight meals and Sunday dinner ideas, Sunday Supper Movement strives to create a better future for families.”
Ways to Celebrate
Find some recipes that everyone in the family will eat. If you have difficulty rallying the troops, assign every Sunday for 1 month to different family members to cook, set the table, and grocery shop. This task will likely teach them that it’s difficult to do alone, and might bring them together through reverse psychology. Perhaps, write down your intentions of a Sunday Supper and what you hope to see come of it. Doing so can remind you to stay grounded if the night gets chaotic. You might even get to compare your values from a meal with your family; this provides a lot of insight into your relationships.