National Siblings Day

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2024 Date10 April 2024
2025 Date10 April 2025

National Siblings Day

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National Siblings Day, although not widely recognised worldwide, promotes the strong bond between brothers and sisters, using this occasion as an opportunity to reach out, reconnect and celebrate. It's not a public holiday but holds a special place in the hearts of many people, acting 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.

In Australia, 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. Whilst no specific date is set aside in Australia to celebrate National Siblings Day, the recognition of the day aligns with global observances, which fall on April 10th annually. Instead of strict observance rules, the emphasis rests on taking a moment to appreciate the unique bond one has with their siblings.

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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

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.

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