Definition: Frequency of getting together/being in contact with friends and relatives
"Frequency of getting together/being in contact with friends and relatives" refers to the frequency with which the respondent gets together/is in contact with any relative/ friend. Not only the person that the respondent gets together/is in contact with most often, is to be considered.
If the respondent meets his/her friends/relatives "once a year" during holidays or feasts, the answer shall be "at least once a year".
Commission Regulation (EC) No 13/2005 of 6 January 2005 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) as regards the list of target secondary variables relating to "social participation"