14 Couples Holidays to Celebrate in 2021

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COURTESY OF NATHALIE/FLYTOGRAPHER

As a couple, it’s important to celebrate the big and small moments in life. Many partners make a big deal out of birthdays and anniversaries, showering their significant other with all of their favorite things, but there are so many other couples holidays that serve as a reminder to show your love and appreciation for your S.O. all year long.

Whether you’ve only been dating a few months or you’ve been married for decades, here are 14 couples holidays to connect and celebrate your relationship in 2021.

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March 1: World Compliment Day

On World Compliment Day, tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them by giving them sincere and personal compliments. These small words of affirmation can help spread joy, uplift spirits, and foster healthy self-esteem that reverberates to help improve your relationship.

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March 3: National I Want You to be Happy Day

Happiness is infectious. Doing something for someone else, especially the person you love, will inevitably make you happier as well. Celebrate by making a home-cooked meal for your partner or surprising them with a random act of kindness. 

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March 20: National Proposal Day

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and that includes new relationship milestones. National Proposal Day takes place on the vernal equinox, which is when the stars and planets align to make life-changing events happen.

This holiday is a great opportunity to discuss the new beginnings in your relationship, whether that’s a proposal, the possibility of starting a family or proposing a career or location change.

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April 17: Husband Appreciation Day

On Husband Appreciation Day, show your hubby just how much he means to you. So often marriages can get stuck in a rut and couples forget to show gratitude to one another. On this day, thank your husband for all he does to protect and serve your home and family.

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April 25: Kiss and Make Up Day

All couples fight. Having disagreements is normal and healthy in any relationship, but it's also important to recognize when it's okay to stop fighting and make up. This day serves as a reminder to let go of grudges and to always end disagreements with a kiss.

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April 30: Honesty Day

Honesty builds trust in a relationship, so on this day, tell your partner the truth. If there’s something you’ve been neglecting to tell your partner out of fear of their reaction, now is a good day to set the record straight. The truth will set you free, and it might even bring you two closer than you were before.

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June 1: National Say Something Nice Day

A little bit of kindness can go a long way, so make this day extra pleasant for your partner. Go above and beyond by sending them a sweet text in the middle of the day or bringing them a coffee at work.  

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June 12: National Loving Day

National Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12 to honor the United States Supreme Court’s verdict on interracial marriages in the 1967 case of Loving v. Virginia. This is a day of celebration for interracial marriages and families and a reminder to fight racial prejudice at every level.

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June 22: National Kissing Day

Grab that special someone in your life and pucker up. National Kissing Day celebrates all the pleasures and passion of kissing. Give your significant other an extra smooch or two today to show them just how much you care. 

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August 18: National Couple's Day

Cherish the one you love on National Couple’s Day. Dine out at your favorite restaurant, recreate one of your favorite dates, or simply honor one another by spending time together, just the two of you. Whatever you do, remember to keep the spark alive and show appreciation.

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September 19: Wife Appreciation Day

Treat your much-deserving spouse to a day of pampering and praise. On Wife Appreciation Day, make sure your wife knows just how much you love her by doing something to make her feel special. Sweep her off her feet with a meaningful gift, a compliment, or a beautiful bouquet of flowers. 

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September 30: National Love People Day

Unconditional love is a powerful force and the best gift we can possibly give. This holiday is an opportunity to express unconditional love for your friends, your family, and your partner to help make the world a better, more loving place. Surprise your loved one with a random act of kindness today to celebrate.

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October 16: National Sweetest Day

Anyone who grew up in the midwest is familiar with Sweetest Day, but for those that didn’t, it’s a day to celebrate and express love in ways both big and small. Traditionally celebrated with gifts of candy as a reminder of life’s sweetest moments, Sweetest Day is a great day to share your favorite sweet treat with the one you love. 

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October 25: ​National I Care About You Day

If you love someone, tell them! Show your partner how much you care by planning something special, whether that’s a date night or a weekend away. Use this holiday as an excuse to reconnect and remind one another of how much the other's love and support means to you.

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