Celebrated on July 24th, Cousins Day is a holiday to celebrate those relatives who aren’t as close biologically to you as your siblings, but more than likely still play an important role in our lives. While some people aren’t close to their cousins, most people have found good friends in these semi-distant members of our families whom we have met at family Barbecues or reunions. It’s the perfect day to call these special members of the family and let them know how much they mean to you.
No one really knows when this holiday was started. Some theorize that it was started by cousins who decided to rekindle their friendship on that day. Other people have theorized that it was started by greeting card companies as a marketing trick to sell more cards. Regardless of its origin however, it purpose is still pretty noble. It helps reconnect parts of the family that are the most likely to part ways and never see each other again.
Customs, Traditions and Celebrations
Cousins Day doesn’t have any official celebrations. People aren’t given the day off and their aren’t any marching bands or parades commemorating the day. What usually takes place is people ring up their cousins on the telephone or send them a card. Small but powerful gestures that can help a person rekindle that friendship with their distant relative.
When is Cousins’ Day?
|This year (2020)||July 24 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2021)||July 24 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2019)||July 24 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|