Although extended family members such as aunts and uncles are some of the most underappreciated members of the family, they’re also extremely important. Your parent’s siblings can be an important part of the family structure and can provide love, fun, and laughter to the whole family.
That’s why someone has decided to invent a holiday that praises their role in the family. This holiday is known as National Aunt and Uncle’s Day and is observed annually on July 26th.
The History Of National Aunt And Uncle’s Day
Even though we did extensive research on this holiday, we were unable to find out who invented it or when it was invented. We believe that it’s one of the newer holidays on the calendar though, so it was probably invented sometime after 2012.
Why Aunts & Uncles Are Important
We can spend all day telling everyone that aunts and uncles are important, but unless we give some concrete evidence to support our statement, no one is going to believe it. Let’s explore some of these facts below.
They Can Provide Useful Advice
One thing that aunts and uncles might provide to you, whether you’re a child or an adult, is that they can provide advice from a different viewpoint. While parents provide the most guidance in a person’s life, aunts and uncles can provide viewpoints that differ slightly.
They Can Provide Support To Parents
Another way that aunts and uncles can help is by providing support to their siblings. When the parent is ill or needs a break, aunts and uncles can step in to babysit.
They Extend The Child’s Family
Many scientists believe that having an extended family can be beneficial to children. Aunts, uncles, and cousins expose the child to other viewpoints and allow them to practice their social skills.
They Can Present You With Gifts
Who doesn’t want aunts and uncles, particularly around your birthday or Christmas? More aunts and uncles mean more presents on these holidays.
They Can Help With New Skills
Many of us have that cool aunt or uncle who seems to have lived a storied life. These are people who have traveled extensively and know skills that you only wish that you knew such as changing a tire, riding a horse, or speaking a new language. Aunts and uncles can help to teach these valuable skills.
Observing National Aunt And Uncle’s Day
This day can be observed simply by taking a few moments to try and reconnect with aunts and uncles that you may have fallen out of contact with. It’s also a good day to reconnect with those aunts and uncles that have played a meaningful role in your life.
If it’s impossible to reconnect with these extended members of your family, you can always use the hashtag #AuntAndUnclesDay on your social media posts to give a shoutout to them.
When is Uncle And Aunt Day?
|This year (2023)||July 26 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||July 26 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||July 26 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|