Sunday 23 September 2018

Diversity celebrated at 3,000 families turn out to join the fun


Summer Foxe (3) from Dublin - Painting
Summer Foxe (3) from Dublin - Painting
Family fun day on the streets of Dublin
Family fun day on the streets of Dublin
Passion Peel at the Family Fun Day

FAMILIES of every shape, size and colour came out on the streets of the capital in celebration of diversity yesterday.

Festive activities were held in Dublin's Wolfe Tone Square as more than 3,000 families joined in on the fun.

The annual One Family day festival is aimed at celebrating same sex-parents, unmarried parents, foster families and other myriad family forms in society.

This is the fifth year of the event, which is supported by DublinTown and Dublin City Council.


One Family CEO Karen Kiernan said the event was a way for people to celebrate family as opposed to just Mother's Day and Father's Day.

"What's different about family day is that its inclusive of all families," she said.

Those who showed up on the day were treated to traditional street games such as hopscotch, skipping and hula hooping , while professional performers got everyone dancing and singing.

One Family was founded in 1972 and is a leading organisation for one-parent families and people sharing parenting or separating, offering support, information and services to members of all one-parent families. It also assists shared parenting and people who experience an unplanned pregnancy.

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