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International Cousin Day

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[move]Thursday, July 24

National Cousin's Day 2014[/move]

Cousins Day 2014

Where is Cousins Day?


When is Cousins Day?

Thursday, the 24th of July 2014

Only 104 days left!

This day is dedicated to the wonderful people who helped us endure all our family get-together's and holidays. They were there to keep us company at the ?kids table,? and for some of us, they were the siblings we never had OR YOUR SPOUSE!!!

Do you ever get confused by all the different types of cousins? There are first cousins, first cousins once or twice removed, second cousins, second cousins once or twice removed, and on and on! Here?s a handy cousins tree graph showing all of the different relationships.

Cousins Day is the perfect opportunity to thank your cousins for all that they do for you. To celebrate the occasion, find some time to chat over the phone and catch up, or make plans to spend the day together!

July 24, 2014 is also National Tequila Day & Amelia Earhart Day

July is National Grilling Month & National Ice Cream Month & National Vacation Rental Month

Cousins Day is celebrated on July 24th of each year. 

In kinship terminology, a cousin is a relative with whom one shares one or more common ancestors. The term is rarely used when referring to a relative in one?s immediate family where there is a more specific term to describe the relationship (e.g., one?s parents, siblings and descendants). The term ?blood relative? can be used synonymously and establishes the existence of a genetic link. A system of ?degrees? and ?removals? is used to describe the relationship between the two cousins and the ancestor they have in common.

The ?degree? (first, second, third cousin, etc.) indicates one less than the minimum number of generations between both cousins and the nearest common ancestor. For example, a person with whom one shares a grandparent (but not a parent) is a first cousin; someone with whom one shares a great-grandparent (but not a grandparent or a parent) is a second cousin; and someone with whom one shares a great-great-grandparent (but not a great-grandparent, grandparent or parent) is a third cousin; and so on.

The ?removal? (once removed, twice removed, etc.) indicates the number of generations, if any, between the two cousins. The child of a first cousin is a ?first cousin once removed? because the one generation gap represents one ?removal?. The child is still considered first cousin, as the grandparent (the child?s great-grandparent), is the most recent common ancestor and thus represents one ?degree?.

Non-genealogical usage often eliminates the degrees and removals, and refers to people with common ancestors merely as ?cousins? or ?distant cousins?. The system can handle kinships going back any number of generations (subject to the genealogical information being available).


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