Every year National Aunt and Uncle Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada on July 26th.
Aunts and Uncles are not only our parents' siblings but also adults who play a big role in our lives.
The day is dedicated to people who have been with us from the beginning and can often be like second parents to us, or at least very good friends
History Of The Day
There is no concrete origin of Aunt and Uncle Day like many other family-related days. However, celebrating and appreciating aunts and uncles has been going on for centuries.
It is said that this particular day originated in the United States during the early 2000s and the first recorded observation was in 2006. The day only gained popularity very late when social media blew up and people started posting about it.
How to celebrate Uncle and Aunt Day
The best and most obvious way to commemorate this day is by calling your aunts and uncles and trying to organize some activities together.
Some great gift ideas for them are a bouquet of flowers, a book, a gift card from their favorite store, a CD, etc.
Above all, Uncle and Aunt Day is the perfect day to reminisce about old times as well as make new memories.
It is also a great day to learn some new stories about your family, and your parents, that only your aunts and uncles can remember.
Even little and simple things will make them happy, the important thing is to spare some time from your schedule and dedicate it to them.