National Visit Your Relatives Day | May 18
(Last Updated On: May 15, 2023)


Today is May 18 and we encourage all family members to stay connected during National Visit Your Relatives Day.


Sometimes it is hard when families do not live close. Often siblings, cousins, parents and dear relatives are scattered across the country.

Our hectic life makes it easy to get caught up in the busyness of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. We often lose touch with our relatives. National Visit Your Relatives Day reminds us to stop for a moment and take some much-needed time to visit those relatives we care about. Life is much too short not to make time for family, especially for those we have not seen or spoken to for a while.

With today’s technology, we are now able to communicate with loved ones living far away. Technology makes sharing our lives easier, almost as if our relatives are right beside us. With the use of modern technology, have opportunity to share our lives in realtime.

Benefits of Family

Visiting family also has many benefits besides keep up with life. It also plays an important roll on the development of ourselves and our children. Visiting family benefits:

  • Mental Health.
  • Daily performance.
  • Increases self-confidence.
  • Better parenting skills.
  • Helps resolve conflict or feeling left out.
  • Promotes happiness.
  • Physical health.

Keeping in touch is the best way to express emotions about missing out on special moments. It makes it easier to share milestones and achievements. Above all, it helps family members feel important as a family member by encouraging involvement in family activities for those far away.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalVisitYourRelativesDay

  • Spend time with your family.
  • Make a phone call to a family member you haven’t talked to in a while.
  • Reach out to a family member you know lives alone.
  • Surprise a relative with a picnic lunch.
  • Have a live chat with family.
  • Use #NationalVisitYourRelativesDay to post on social media.


The origins of National Visit Your Relatives Day are hard to pinpoint. No record shows who started the day. However, it’s clear why the day was started. Family has always been an important part of our lives. Some people have blood relatives, while others consider non relatives as family members. There are many different types of families, such as:

  • Blood relation.
  • Work family.
  • Friends’ and their families.
  • Pet Family.

Of course, a person can live without a family. Despite the reasons, some people choose to live alone or have no communication with family. That’s ok, too. If you’re one of those people, we commend you for your strength to go it alone.

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