The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also referred to as Mormons) encourages members to set aside an evening once a week for family activities, discussions, and instruction. This began in 1915 when President Joseph F. Smith and his counselors (The President of the Mormon Church at the time) began a Church-wide effort to strengthen the family. They asked parents to get their children together once each week for a “Family Home Evening”, a time for families to study the gospel together and do other activities that strengthen the family spiritually, create memories together, and increase unity and love.
Today, Mormons have these weekly family events (usually Mondays, or whenever it works best for the family’s schedule) to take the time to pray and sing together, read scriptures, spiritually uplift one another, and participate in activities that build and strengthen family unity. Mormon Church leaders do not schedule meetings or activities on Monday nights for this reason, so that families can more easily be together.