Family Holidays

Discover fun and interesting family-related holidays. Tell your family members how much you love and appreciate them!

National Spouses Day – January 26

Romantic beach getaways, jointly-filed taxes, shared meals, buying your first home, trips to Ikea, and lots and lots of babies. Have you guessed it yet? We're talking about marriage! Marriage has been around since man walked the Earth. And while the circumstances surrounding marriage have changed over time (we don't marry for property—okay, well, most of us don't), one thing has remained the same: the special bond we share with our spouse. So on Jan. 26, we take time out of our busy schedules to fully appreciate the person we share our lives with—it's National Spouses Day!

National Siblings Day – April 10

Started to commemorate siblings that had passed away while they were very young, National Siblings Day has become a political and global phenomenon, being celebrated in countries all over the world on April 10th.

Husband Appreciation Day – April 15

There are many words for this amazing man. Partner. Spouse. Hubby. Husband. Hunk … hopefully. We love and appreciate our husbands each and every day. But April 15 is particularly special. Pop that champagne, because it’s Husband Appreciation Day! This is a prime opportunity to show your hubby how special he is to you. Whether you simply give him a hug or buy him a bouquet of flowers, take some time out of your day to show your husband why he holds a place in your heart.

National Brothers and Sisters Day – May 2

Happy National Brothers and Sisters Day! Today is dedicated to the people that made your childhood memorable—and your siblings. (Just kidding.) They’ve been there for you during your good times. And they haven’t left your side through the bad (even if they created it by getting you in trouble). Of course, there were probably times where you couldn’t stand the sight of each other. What siblings don’t get into fights over the last piece of gum or a piece of stolen clothing? But National Brothers and Sisters Day is the day to reflect on the best times. Give them a call or email that shows them how important they are to you!

Mother’s Day – May 14

In 1961, the Peace Corps adopted the slogan “The toughest job you’ll ever love.” No offense, Peace Corps, but that adage is more appropriate for motherhood — a job that is ever-changing and frequently exasperating. Moms don’t get days off, nor do they receive handsome salaries or generous pensions. Instead, their rewards come in the form of sticky kisses, necklaces made of elbow macaroni, and the satisfaction of seeing their children grow up to be happy, healthy adults. That’s probably not adequate compensation—so give her an extra hug or twelve on Mother’s Day, just in case, and follow our guide to giving back to the woman who gave you life. This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 14: celebrate it with us!

National Brother’s Day – May 24

When you were growing up, you may have envied only children. They never had to share their dessert, they were exempted from sibling rivalry, and they didn’t live in constant fear of wedgies. Today, cast aside that envy and feel sad for those onlies, who don’t get to celebrate National Brother’s Day on May 24. When you were younger, you argued over LEGOs, whose turn it was to sit in the front seat, or who would get the last brownie. Yet in some strange way, those childhood squabbles served to make you closer over the years. As a grownup, you know that having a brother confers a number of advantages: a whole lifetime’s worth of jokes and memories, the camaraderie that comes from having endured the same sadistic algebra teacher, and that warm, fuzzy feeling you get at family reunions (OK, maybe that is the wedgie, or a poorly executed Indian burn?) .
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