National Siblings Day

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2024 DateApril 10, 2024
2025 DateApril 10, 2025

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National Siblings Day History

National Siblings Day serves as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the life-long relationship between siblings, a relationship often characterized by friendliness, camaraderie and shared common experiences. This observance is also designed to highlight the roles siblings play in each other's lives, particularly in defining personality traits and shaping characters, thereby further cementing the value of such bonds.

National Siblings Day was officially recognized in the United States in the late 1990s, spearheaded by Claudia Evart, who had lost both her siblings early in life. Evart believed that such an observance would provide an appropriate avenue for celebrating and honoring siblings, while also allowing people to express gratitude for their familial ties. It is an observance that resonates strongly with the American populace given the country's emphasis on family values and relations.

In America, National Siblings Day is traditionally observed by spending quality time with siblings, exchanging gifts, or merely communicating sentiments of love and appreciation towards each other. Activities may range from joint family meals to shared hobbies, thereby providing an environment for creating memorable mutual experiences. In some cases, those without siblings may choose to celebrate close bonds with friends who they regard as siblings in spirit. National Siblings Day is observed annually on April 10th in America, offering a special day for individuals to pay tribute to their brothers and sisters.

Facts about National Siblings Day

  • According to the Guinness World Records, officially, the most children birthed by one mother is 69.
  • In China, there was a one-child policy until 2015, which means it restricted urban families to having only one child. For 35 years, it was illegal to have siblings in China.
  • If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can't do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings - Deepak Chopra, Indian author
  • The most siblings with the same birthday are 5. Catherine (1952), Carol (1953), Charles (1956), Claudia (1961), and Cecilia (1966) were all born on the 20th of February to Carolyn and Ralph Cummins. The odds of this occurring are 1 in nearly 18 billion.
  • The highest rate of non-marital childbearing occurs in Latin America (55-74%)
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest family in the world is the Tweed family. The 7 brothers and 5 sisters vary in age from 76 to 96 for a combined age of 1020.

Top things to do in the US for National Siblings Day

  • Post a picture or a memory of you and your siblings on social media and tag all of your siblings. Write a caption that recalls a fond memory between all of you.
  • Attend the National Sibling Leadership conference in Louisville, Kentucky. This will help directly support National Siblings Day and hopefully one day make it a nationally-recognized holiday.
  • Watch a movie about the importance of siblings and family such as Little Women (1994) , Lilo and Stitch (2002), Elf (2003), Finding Nemo (2003), The Chronicles of Narnia (2005), or The Good Dinosaur (2015).
  • Use the hashtags #NationalSiblingsDay, #NSD or #brotherssisters on social media to help spread awareness.
  • Gather with your siblings, take an old photo album and recreate your childhood photos as adults. Give the finished photos as a gift to your parents.

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