National Visit Your Relatives Day on May 18th encourages family members to stay connected. Our hectic lives makes it easy to get so caught up in the busyness of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. We often lose touch with our relatives. The observance reminds us to stop for a moment, take some much-needed time and visit those relatives we care about and have not seen or spoken to for a while.

Sometimes it is hard when families do not live close. Often siblings, cousins, parents, and dear relatives are scattered across the country. A visit can be a phone call or a face-to-face live chat on the computer.  With today’s technology, we are now able to communicate with loved ones living far away, yet seeing them as if they are right beside us.

Life is much too short not to make time for family.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalVisitYourRelativesDay

On this day,spend time with your family, either in person, on the phone or computer. You will be glad that you did. Take the Relative Scavenger Hunt challenge and see if you can complete it while talking with your family members. The more you visit, the better chance you will have of completing it, too!Use #NationalVisitYourRelativesDay to post on social media.

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for project ideas designed for #NationalVisitYourRelativesDay. We also have several other projects that you can use to engage each other online.

NATIONAL VISIT YOUR RELATIVES DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this family-oriented holiday.

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