Relationship Holidays

Significant others aren’t the only ones we’re grateful for all year round. From friends to family to spouses, we’re so excited to celebrate the love in our life with 47 holidays.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Jan. 21

National Hugging DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jan. 24

National Compliment DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jan. 26

National Spouses DayRelationshipsU.S.

Feb. 7

National Send a Card to a Friend DayRelationshipsU.S.

Feb. 13

Galentine's DayRelationshipsU.S.

Feb. 14

Valentine's DayRelationshipsU.S.

Feb. 15

Singles Awareness DayRelationshipsU.S.

Mar. 20

National Proposal DayRelationshipsU.S.

Apr. 10

National Siblings DayRelationshipsU.S.

Apr. 14

National Ex Spouse DayRelationshipsU.S.

Apr. 21

Husband Appreciation DayRelationshipsU.S.

Apr. 30

National Honesty DayRelationshipsU.S.

May 2

National Brothers and Sisters DayRelationshipsU.S.

May 13

Mother's DayRelationshipsU.S.

May 15

International Day of FamiliesRelationshipsU.S.

May 19

ShavuotRelationshipsWorld

May 24

National Brother's DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jun. 1

Global Day of ParentsRelationshipsWorld

Jun. 8

National Best Friends' DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jun. 12

National Loving DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jun. 17

Father's DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jun. 22

National Kissing DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jul. 6

International Kissing DayRelationshipsWorld

Jul. 23

National Gorgeous Grandma DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jul. 24

National Cousins DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jul. 26

National Aunt and Uncle DayRelationshipsU.S.

Jul. 30

International Day of FriendshipRelationshipsWorld

Aug. 1

National Girlfriends DayRelationshipsU.S.

Aug. 5

National Friendship DayRelationshipsU.S.

Aug. 5

National Sisters DayRelationshipsU.S.

Aug. 11

National Son and Daughter DayRelationshipsU.S.

Sep. 9

National Grandparents DayRelationshipsU.S.

Sep. 15

International Dot DayRelationshipsU.S.

Sep. 16

Wife Appreciation DayRelationshipsWorld

Sep. 18

National First Love DayRelationshipsU.S.

Sep. 22

National Singles Day RelationshipsU.S.

Sep. 26

National Family DayRelationshipsU.S.

Sep. 28

National Neighbor DayRelationshipsU.S.

Sep. 30

​National Love People DayRelationshipsU.S.

Oct. 3

National Boyfriend DayRelationshipsU.S.

Oct. 17

National Pay Back a Friend DayRelationshipsU.S.

Oct. 19

National New Friends DayRelationshipsU.S.

Oct. 25

​National I Care About You DayRelationshipsU.S.

Oct. 30

National Text Your Ex DayRelationshipsU.S.

Nov. 17

National Unfriend DayRelationshipsU.S.

Dec. 7

National Letter Writing DayRelationshipsU.S.

Dec. 28

National Call a Friend DayRelationshipsU.S.

April

National Couple Appreciation MonthRelationshipsU.S.

Where did relationship holidays come from?

It all started with one of the oldest celebrations of love: Valentine's Day (Feb. 14). As most of us know, the holiday started as a feast day for St. Valentine, the patron saint of love and affection. Then, Chaucer and Shakespeare started romanticizing the holiday in their writing—helping it gain popularity throughout Britain and Europe. It became custom to give beaus handmade paper cards, which some of us still do today!

Hundreds of years later, Valentine's Day is ubiquitous. It's celebrated by brands and lovers alike, and we look forward to it every year. To pepper our year with even more excitement, both ordinary people and institutions started other holidays that help us spend special moments with the ones we love. Just look at National Proposal Day, created by John Michael O'Loughlin as a celebration of love.

Hold your loved ones close this year, and celebrate with them!

Submit Your Favorite Relationship Holidays

If you celebrate a relationship holiday we're missing from our calendar, we'd love to hear from you! But before you head on over to our holiday submission page and let us know, compile a bit of information about your holiday. Is it widely celebrated? Does it have a track record of media coverage? If it's established, we'd love to hear from you!

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