What’s up, cuz? National Cousins Day is celebrated each year on July 24. This is the perfect day to let all of your cousins know how much you truly appreciate them. Cousins spend a lot of time together at holidays, family reunions, weddings, anniversaries and countless other functions. Celebrate the special bond you share with your favorite relatives. After all, they’ll remain true friends for life.
How to Celebrate National Cousins Day
1. Make contact
We bet they would love to hear from you.
Share some childhood memories with them. You might find that they know you better than anyone.
3. Go the "distance"
Call up a cousin you haven't seen for years. These family friends can often bring us unexpected good cheer.
Why We Love National Cousins Day
A. They're our first true pals
Cousins help us get a taste of independence. Our first sleepovers were shared with cousins. We played with our cousins at our relatives' houses and as teenagers hung out outside the house together. Our cousins have known us through the awkward, geeky high school years filled with braces and unfortunate hairstyles. Eventually, our cousins became our adolescent confidants.
B. We're proud of them
Many of us had an older cousin we looked up to. We cheered at their achievements during sporting events and attended their graduations. We watched and learned from their experiences.
C. Forever friends
It is said that when you travel home, it’s the place that when you arrive, they have to take you in. Cousins feel like that. Unlike some 'friends', your cousins will offer words of advice and share their support when you really need it.