April 10 marks a holiday named not to focus on relatives’ gender, National Sibling Day. A real family celebration reminding us of the great importance of brothers and sisters. They are the best friends, the worst enemies, motivators, and our support. Strengthening family ties is an important part of existence to avoid feeling loneliness and longing.
This holiday’s date was determined by Claudia Evart. Fate prepared difficult trials for her. She lost her brother and sister. In 1997, she established a non-profit foundation in their memory, and the holiday appeared. Events emphasize the importance of mutual assistance and love.
This holiday is not recognized in all countries. It is celebrated in Australia, Portugal, Spain, India.
- First to support idea in the United States was former President Barack Obama.
- Some believe being an only child in a family is better, but only 12% of the total US population would prefer spending their childhood without siblings. The rest can’t imagine a life without their loved ones!
- Siblings are friends or rivals, but very close, often unconsciously showing the same food preferences, or loving the same movie.
- There is an interesting Indian custom — a sister ties a bracelet on her brother’s wrist to protect him.
Time to call a relative, arrange a visit, or organize family barbecue. This is a good time for a joint viewing of the children’s photo album. Talk about love!
When is National Sibling Day celebrated in 2022?
National Sibling Day is observed on April 10 each year.