Relationships 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 51 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
Global Day of Parents
National Best Friends Day
Shavuot
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 Grandparents Day
International Dot Day
Wife Appreciation Day
National First Love Day
National Singles Day ,
National Family Day
National Neighbor Day
​National Love People Day
National Boyfriend 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 Letter Writing Day
National Short Girl Appreciation 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!