Auntie's Day – July 26, 2022

The world celebrates Auntie’s Day every year on July 26th. Melanie Notkin, the founder of Savvy Auntie, created the holiday to commemorate and celebrate the relationship between aunts and their nephews and nieces. The day honors women who are aunties by relation and aunties by choice. It includes all the people who have aunt-like relationships with their friends’ children, even godmothers. These women nurture, inspire, and love the children around them, impacting their lives.

History of Auntie's Day

Auntie’s Day is celebrated worldwide to appreciate what aunts share with their nieces and nephews. There are several days dedicated to appreciating family members, which people celebrate with their loved ones. Aunties fill our lives with fun, laughter, love, and incredible memories and hold an extraordinary place in our hearts. Children often have their favorite auntie in the family who pampers them and showers them with gifts and unconditional love.

The holiday allows us to spend time with our parents’ siblings annually. Growing up, we understood we could trust and rely on these people. Aunts and uncles are regarded as a second set of parents in various cultures. They have complete control over how their siblings’ children are raised and disciplined, which implies that the entire family is raised together. In some cultures, people who are older than you are referred to as uncles or aunts out of respect.

The Times of India reported in 1984 on the use of the word ‘auntie’ in communist China. This term referred to a maidservant. It was only superficial respect, mostly done to hide a wage disparity that ran counter to communist doctrine.

Aunts and uncles are predominant in modern pop culture. Film, literature, and television portray many famous examples of aunts and uncles. In 1990 an American sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” showed an excellent aunt-nephew relationship.

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Auntie's Day timeline

1580s
‘Auntie’ Had A Different Meaning

The word ‘auntie’ describes an older woman or a gossip.

1984
Auntie Is ‘Maidservant’

In communist China, the word ‘auntie’ refers to a ‘maidservant.’

2008
PANK Is Created

'Professional Aunts No Kids' is created as a cool demographic.

2012
The World Is Full of Aunties

A North American joint study by Savvy Auntie finds that one-in-five women are Aunties.

Auntie's Day FAQs

How do aunties support kids?

Aunties usually invest in kids’ education. More than 34% of aunties contribute to a child’s college savings plan.

Do aunties spend a lot?

Each year, aunties spend an average of $387 per child in their life.

Are childfree aunties happy?

About 80% of childfree women say they live happy lives.

Auntie's Day Activities

  1. Appreciate an auntie

    You can honor an auntie in your life by celebrating the holiday. If you desire, it can be a small or large gesture. You can give your auntie a unique present!

  2. Share the holiday

    Your friends and family would enjoy participating in this holiday. You can include them in person or share the special day with them online.

  3. Spend time with family

    This holiday is a perfect opportunity for you to spend some time with your family. It's the best time to let them know how much you care.

5 Interesting Facts About Aunties

  1. There are millions of aunties

    There are about 23 million Professional Aunts No Kids.

  2. Aunties are everywhere

    Aunties are just as likely to live in the suburbs as they are to live in the city.

  3. Aunties are active

    About 80% of non-moms play an active role in a child's life.

  4. Friends are aunties too

    41% of Non-moms are active in the lives of the children of close friends.

  5. Aunties can be young

    The childless aunt is usually an average of age 36.

Why We Love Auntie's Day

  1. Aunties are fun

    Aunties play the role of friendly adults whom children can confide in. They take the kids for fun activities and spend quality time with them.

  2. They contribute

    Aunties make several contributions to the upbringing of children. These contributions usually make a significant impact on the kids.

  3. Aunties give gifts

    Children receive all sorts of gifts from their aunties. These can be big or small gifts depending on the occasion.

Auntie's Day dates

YearDateDay
2022July 26Tuesday
2023July 26Wednesday
2024July 26Friday
2025July 26Saturday
2026July 26Sunday

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