Cousins Day

Cousins Day Quick Facts - US

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2023 DateJuly 24, 2023
2024 DateJuly 24, 2024
Cousins Day

Cousins Day History

Cousins Day seeks to recognize the relationship shared between cousins. Cousins are those relatives we share an ancestor with. The term is usually used to refer to children of uncles and aunts. This day aims to cherish the relationship we already have, or foster new ones with our cousins.

Cousins Day seems to have started in 2015 and gained traction throughout the years. It is observed annually on July 24th.

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Cousins Day Facts & Quotes

  • According to, geneticist Yaniv Erlich was able to connect 13 million relatives around the world over the course of 5 years (2013-2018). These relatives were all mostly of European descent and their data was compiled by Erlich and his team. Using names, sex, dates and places of birth, and the dates of death, Erlich's team was able to create a data base of 5.3 million family trees.
  • It is estimated that 0.2% of marriages in the United States are between individuals who are second cousins or closer.
  • Cousins are people that are ready made friends - Courtney Cox

Cousins Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Host a family reunion. You might see cousins that you haven't seen in a while. You may even meet new ones.
  • Try discovering your own family tree. You can search by name and birthplace to see if you have any family out there that you didn't know about.
  • Watch a feel-good movie about the importance of family. Here are our suggestions:
    The Croods: A New Age (2020)
    Coco (2017)
    Moana (2016)

Cousins Day References and Related Sites World's Largest Family Tree

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