Sons and Daughters Day: The five TV shows to watch

Sons and Daughters Day 2020: Tuesday, 11 August

Uganda will join the rest of the world to celebrate the annual Sons and Daughters Day on Tuesday, 11 August 2020.

Whether sons and daughters are young or old, teenagers or toddlers, the bond between parent and child is like no other on earth and this annual celebration.

This day brings parents and their children together for quality time.

Yes, its a day dedicated to appreciating the special little peoples.

And what better way to do this than curled up on the couch watching some of your favourite shows.

It’s a special day that’s all about spending quality time with the kids- young or old, find out what makes them tick, discover their hopes and dreams – and simply dedicate an entire day to them.

MultiChoice Uganda will showcase 5 shows that can be enjoyed on the different channels.

Catch some family-themed shows for you and your entire family to enjoy.

From series to movies, and tons of laughter in between, grab some snacks and get ready for great entertainment on DStv and GOtv.


Who doesn’t love a good reality TV series? OutDaughtered follows the lives of Adam and Danielle, proud parents of quintuplet girls. That’s five little girls if you’re wondering! As you can expect, the family goes through quite a lot of challenges, but their strong family values and love for each other gets them through the toughest of times. Catch the series on 17 August on TLC, DStv Channel 135 at 06:30 CAT.

The Karate Kid

This iconic film is still a childhood favourite – even after 36 years! The Karate Kid follows Daniel LaRusso, who is taught Gōjū-ryū karate by Mr Miyagi so that he can defend himself and compete in a tournament against his bullies. It’s the perfect movie for martial arts fans and even teaches you how to find inner strength when you’re trapped in a sticky situation. Tune in to watch on 11 August on TNT Africa, DSTV Channel 137 at 08:35 CAT and GOtv Channel 16 (Channel 116 Ghana and Channel 316 Uganda) at 06:35 CAT.

Date my family Tanzania

The lengths these families will go to ensure their sons’ and daughters’ happiness is astonishing – and quite hilarious. The show helps singletons find their love interest by setting them on dates with their potential partner’s closest friends and family. While many go out of their way to portray their friend or family member as the perfect candidate, others don’t hold back and say it exactly how it is. Find out just how close these family members are on 15 August on Maisha Magic Bongo, DStv Channel 160 at 17:30 CAT and GOtv Channel 5 at 04:00 CAT.

The Lukkas

This series is full of twist and turns as the Lukka siblings find out about their father’s illegitimate son after his passing. As it turns out, this new kid is now entitled to their father’s legacy! The show teaches the importance of strong family bonds, staying truthful and having a transparent relationship with your kids. If this is right up your alley, tune in on 15 August on Pearl Magic, DStv Channel 161 at 19:00 CAT and GOtv Channel 304 Uganda and Channel 8 Kenya at 19:30 CAT.

The Johnsons

Rogers Ofime just got it right! This Nigerian TV series features an average Nigerian family in Lagos, Nigeria, and the ups and downs they experience together as a family. It teaches strong family values and how a family will always have your back.


In 1936, J Henry Dusenberry first pursued the idea of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day.

The thought occurred to him after hearing a child ask why there was no such occasion.

Through his efforts, the day started in Missouri and spread.

Parents placed a flower representing each of their children in a vase and put the vase in a prominent room in the house.

Throughout the day, parents thought about their children as they gazed at the flowers, especially those who no longer lived in the house.

By 1945, the celebration reached its peak at 22 states with organizations participating in the event. 

The earliest record National Day Calendar could find of an August 11th observance of this day took place in 1988.

It’s mentioned in a Nanaimo (British Columbia, Canada) Daily News article dated August 12, 1988.

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