Honour all the awesome uncles and aunts in your life on Uncle and Aunt Day. The unofficial holiday is celebrated every year on July 26.
Uncles and aunts are fun to spend time. They are just like parents except without the rules and regulations. They buy you gifts that your parents won’t, dote on you, take you to fun vacations and are a huge part of your support system. So, celebrate your uncles and aunts on Uncle and Aunt Day.
In many western cultures, the term uncle and aunt is reserved for close family members, related by marriage or through genetics. This is in contrast to several other cultures, especially in Africa, Asia and Middle East, where anyone who is from the generation of one’s parent is referred to as an uncle or aunt.
How to Celebrate?
- Call your uncles and aunts or visit them to wish them a happy day.
- Make them a nice meal or take them out to thank them for all the fun things you have done with them and learned from them.
Did You Know…
…that “say uncle” is a phrase popularly used in the United States and Canada and is usually used to concede defeat in a game or match?