Daily Archives: July 25, 2013

July 26: Aunt and Uncle Day

Happy Aunt and Uncle Day! This celebration goes well with Cousins Day, just two days ago on July 24. It’s time to go hug your aunts and uncles and tell them you love them.

And just in case you were curious, this page says that Aunt and Uncle Day is traditionally celebrated “with yarn and firecrackers.” Make of that what you will!

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. ”

Ephesians 3:14-15

Alright, guys, the English major in me can’t resist:

Many websites list “Aunt and Uncles Day.” Why are there multiple uncles, and only one lonely aunt? Why?! Seriously, folks. Let’s fix this. We can have Aunt and Uncle Day, we can have Aunts and Uncles Days, or we can have Aunt and Uncle’s Day, but let’s get this right!

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July 25: Thread the Needle Day

July 25th is Thread the Needle Day. No one seems to be certain what this day celebrates, but I’ve got three options for you:

sewing-stuff1. Thread the Needle Day could celebrate sewing, and, literally, threading a needle.

2. It could recognize the idiom “to thread the needle,” in other words, to walk a fine line between two issues.

3. Or it might be in honor of the old game called Thread the Needle, where people hold hands in a chain and try to go in between people in the chain as many times as possible, without letting go (check out this blog for a good description and directions).

As far as I’m concerned, just pick your favorite and celebrate that – sewing, equivocating, or playing. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you could try all three.

If you happen to know more about Thread the Needle Day and why it was created, please let me know.

“I put on righteousness as my clothing;
justice was my robe and my turban.”

Job 29:14