National Siblings Day

National Siblings Day Quick Facts - AU

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2024 Date10 April 2024
2025 Date10 April 2025

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National Siblings Day History

National Siblings Day seeks to promote the strong bond between brothers and sisters, using this occasion as an opportunity to reach out, reconnect and celebrate. This day also acts as a reminder to appreciate family ties and indulge in nostalgic memories of shared childhood moments. The day stresses the deep connection between siblings, the shared history and experiences, and acknowledges the importance their roles play in personal development and lifelong ties.

Originating in the United States, this observance day was created by Claudia Evart in memory of her deceased siblings. She endeavoured to celebrate and deepen the special bond that exists between siblings. In Australia, the day resonates, as Aussies use it as an opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate their siblings. These relationships, be they biological, step-, half-, or adopted, often form the longest-lasting relationships in individuals' lives, with siblings often becoming trusted sources of advice and companionship.

National Siblings Day is celebrated through personal gestures rather than grand social events. Brothers and sisters might use the day as an opportunity to have a catch-up call, send a thoughtful message, gift, or spend some quality time together. National Siblings Day falls on April 10th annually, emphasizing to take a moment to appreciate the unique bond one has with their siblings.

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
  • Sibling relationships play a significant role in child development in Australia. They are seen as important for social skills, self-esteem, and academic achievement, as well as helping to provide emotional support and guidance.
  • The concept of "mateship" which is integral to Australian society, can often be seen in the close bonds between siblings.

Top things to do in Australia 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.
  • Explore The Rocks in Sydney: It's a great place to explore Australian history, visit museums and enjoy shopping and dining.
  • Visit Queensland’s Theme Parks: With Sea World, Movie World, Dream World and plenty of others, Queensland is famous for its theme parks. It's a fun-filled day outing for siblings.

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