Aunt and Uncles Day
Also known as
Aunt and Uncle's Day
annually on July 26th
Today we celebrate the siblings of our parents—our aunts and uncles. Perhaps they spoiled you when you were a child, bringing you special treats and gifts. Did they have a tradition where they took you somewhere every year, or did they influence you to get involved with a certain hobby? Maybe they took care of you sometimes and let you get away with things that your parents would have never let you get away with. Perhaps you have asked them for advice over the years, or they are someone you can talk to about your parents, as they know them better than most. Maybe you have special memories of them from holidays past, or maybe some of them are now eccentrics who you relish seeing at family gatherings. Whatever your relationship with them, or the impact they have had on your life, today is for honoring and celebrating them. If you are an aunt or uncle yourself, today is for you!
How to Observe Aunt and Uncles Day
If you have aunts or uncles, visit them or spend the day with them. Share stories with them about some of the best times you've had in their company. Perhaps you could bring them a gift, take them to a place they used to take you, or do something nice for them like mow their lawn. If you are an aunt or uncle and are spending your day with young nieces and nephews, take them out for a special treat. If you have older nieces and nephews, take out some old photos and share stories with them about how they were when they were young.