Relationship Holidays -Boyfriend’s Day

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We have relationships of all sorts in our life: Professional, platonic, romantic, and familial, to name just a few, but all are worthy of celebration however largely impactful they are in our every day lives. You don’t often think about how much you appreciate the coworker that you engage in small talk with around the coffee machine in the mornings, or that friend you only see once in a blue moon. We also aren’t so quick to say “I love you” or “thank you” to those closest to us. Hopefully, these holidays (and there are well over 50 of them!) will allow us an opportunity to thank the people in our lives, whoever they are, and whatever capacity they may hold in our lives.

Date Holiday Category Tags Region
National Cuddle Up Day
National Girl Hug Boy Day
National Hugging Day
National Compliment Day
National Spouses Day
National Shower with a Friend Day
National Send a Card to a Friend Day
National Make a Friend Day
Galentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day
Singles Awareness Day
National Proposal Day
National Siblings Day
National Ex-Spouse Day
Husband Appreciation Day
Honesty Day
National Brothers and Sisters Day
Mother’s Day
International Day of Families
National Brother’s Day
Shavuot
Global Day of Parents
National Best Friends Day
National Loving Day
National Kissing Day
International Kissing Day
National Gorgeous Grandma Day
National Cousins Day
National Aunt and Uncle Day
International Day of Friendship
National Girlfriend Day
National Friendship Day
National Sisters Day
National Son and Daughter Day
National Couple’s Day
Grandparents Day
International Dot Day
National First Love Day
Wife Appreciation Day
National Singles Day
Family Health & Fitness Day USA
National Family Day
National Neighbor Day
​National Love People Day
National Boyfriend Day
National Coming Out Day
National Pay Back a Friend Day
National New Friends Day
​National I Care About You Day
National Text Your Ex Day
National Unfriend Day
National Pay Back Your Parents Day
National Call a Friend Day
Couple Appreciation Month

WHERE DID RELATIONSHIP HOLIDAYS COME FROM?

It all started with one of the oldest celebrations of love: Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). As most of us know, the holiday started as a feast day for St. Valentine, the patron saint of love and affection. Then, Chaucer and Shakespeare started romanticizing the holiday in their writing—helping it gain popularity throughout Britain and Europe. It became custom to give beaus handmade paper cards, which some of us still do today!

Hundreds of years later, Valentine’s Day is ubiquitous. It’s celebrated by brands and lovers alike, and we look forward to it every year. To pepper our year with even more excitement, both ordinary people and institutions started other holidays that help us spend special moments with the ones we love. Just look at National Proposal Day, created by John Michael O’Loughlin as a celebration of love.

Other holidays, however, aim to let us celebrate other people in our lives. For example, have you ever thought to celebrate your ex-spouse? April 14 gives you that opportunity to acknowledge them or… well, forget them. Need to pay back a friend that got you a while back? Surprise them on October 17 with the funds you owe them, and maybe a few bucks on the top for interest.

Hold your loved ones close this year, and celebrate with them!

SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE RELATIONSHIP HOLIDAYS

If you celebrate a relationship holiday we’re missing from our calendar, we’d love to hear from you! But before you head on over to our holiday submission page and let us know, compile a bit of information about your holiday. Is it widely celebrated? Does it have a track record of media coverage? If it’s established, we’d love to hear from you!

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