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 53 holidays.

DateHolidayCategoryTagsRegion
National Cuddle Up Day,
National Girl Hug Boy Day,
National Hugging Day, ,
National Compliment Day
National Spouses Day
National Shower with a Friend Day,
National Send a Card to a Friend Day,
National Make a Friend Day
Galentine's Day, , ,
Valentine's Day, ,
Singles Awareness Day,
National Proposal Day,
National Siblings Day
National Ex-Spouse Day
Husband Appreciation Day
Honesty Day,
National Brothers and Sisters Day,
Mother's Day, ,
International Day of Families, ,
National Brother's Day, ,
Shavuot,
Global Day of Parents, ,
National Best Friends Day,
National Loving Day, ,
National Kissing Day, , ,
International Kissing Day, , , , ,
National Gorgeous Grandma Day, , ,
National Cousins Day, , ,
National Aunt and Uncle Day, , ,
International Day of Friendship, , , , ,
National Girlfriends Day,
National Friendship Day,
National Sisters Day
National Son and Daughter Day,
National Couple's Day,
Grandparents Day — The Full History and How You Can Celebrate
International Dot Day
National First Love Day
Wife Appreciation Day, ,
National Singles Day ,
National Family Day
National Neighbor Day
Family Health & Fitness Day USA,
​National Love People Day
National Boyfriend Day,
National Coming Out Day, ,
National Pay Back a Friend Day
National New Friends Day, ,
​National I Care About You Day, ,
National Text Your Ex Day, ,
National Unfriend Day,
National Pay Back Your Parents Day,
National Call a Friend Day,
Couple Appreciation Month,

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!