National Brothers and Sisters Day is an important family holiday. The purpose is strengthening family relations, as well as honoring the memory of deceased siblings.
This holiday’s founder is Claudia Ewart. In childhood, she had suffered a severe trauma when she lost her brother and sister. Claudia could not deal with it for a long time.
Later, she appealed to the public, calling to take care of and love one’s nearest and dearest. She emphasized that brothers and sisters are God’s gift. Also, she urged people to remember their deceased siblings.
Claudia’s words were heard. In 1997 a new family holiday appeared – National Brothers and Sisters Day.
What facts do we know about siblings?
- A holiday dedicated to siblings (Raksha Bandhan) is celebrated in India. The main thing is the traditional ritual: a sister ties a ribbon on her brother’s wrist, which, according to legend, protects from diseases, troubles, and evil spirits. The brother never takes the ribbon off. He, in turn, gives his sister a gift and promises to protect and help her.
- Family relations topic is often raised in literature and cinema: Three Sisters, Brothers and Sisters, Pyramid.
- In the United States, 80% of people have siblings.
When is National Brothers and Sisters Day in 2024?
National Brothers and Sisters Day is observed on May 2 each year.