National Brother's Day

National Brother's Day Quick Facts - IN

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2024 Date24 May 2024
2025 Date24 May 2025

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Brother's Day History

National Brother Day is an annual observance that acknowledges the importance of brothers and honors the bond that they share with their siblings. This day is a chance for people to express their gratitude and love for their brothers, recognizing the unconditional support and strong sense of belonging that a brother can provide. While the roots of the celebration can be traced back to the United States, the essence of National Brother Day has transcended geographical boundaries and has gained popularity in many countries, including India.

In India, the concept of cherishing one's brothers is not new. Indian traditions like Bhai Dooj and Raksha Bandhan, which are celebrated as festivals, signify the bond between brothers and sisters. While National Brother's Day may not be a traditional Indian celebration, it reinforces the significance of sibling relationships in Indian culture. It encourages people to cherish the memories created with their brothers and strengthen the emotional connection that they share.

Although National Brother Day is not an official public holiday, it is observed informally by many people in India who appreciate the bond they share with their brothers. The day invites individuals to celebrate their brothers through various acts of love and kindness such as expressing gratitude, exchanging gifts, or simply spending quality time together. National Brother Day is celebrated on the 24th of May each year, reminding us of the unique and irreplaceable role that brothers have in our lives.

National Brother's Day facts

  • According to Jeffrey Kluger, author of The Sibling Effect, men who have sisters are better at talking to women than those who grew up without a sister.
  • According to Jeffrey Kluger, author of The Sibling Effect, after approximately six years, your stepsiblings can become as close to you as biological ones.
  • Research suggests that having brothers can influence educational attainment and achievement.
  • Bhai Dooj is a festival celebrated two days after Diwali. Sisters apply a tilak or a vermillion mark on their brothers' foreheads, praying for their well-being. In return, brothers give gifts to their sisters as a token of love.
  • Both Raksha Bandhan and Bhai Dooj have been an integral part of Indian culture for centuries. The festivals celebrate the unique bond between brothers and sisters.

Top things to do in India for National Brother's Day

  • Take a brother out for a meal and discuss cherished family memories together. Some great places to take out your brother would be a favorite restaurant of his or a spot that is meaningful to you both from your past.
  • Spread awareness about the holiday by using the hashtags #NationalBrotherDay, #brother and #NBD on social media.
  • Watch an Indian film about brotherhood to celebrate National Brother Day. Some suggestions include:
    1. Jai Bhim: A Journey Through India's Dalit History (2018) - A documentary that follows two Dalit brothers as they explore the history of Ambedkar and the untouchability movement in India.
    2. Udaan (2010) - A coming-of-age drama film about a teenager who has been abandoned by his abusive father at a boarding school and his struggle to reconnect with his half-brother.
    3. Salaam Bombay! (1988) - A film that depicts the life of street children in Bombay (now Mumbai), and their journey of survival, through the eyes of a young boy and his brother.
  • Visit historical sites, such as the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, or Humayun's Tomb to learn about India's rich cultural heritage together.

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