National Siblings Day is celebrated every fourth month of the year. April 10 has been marked as the day when siblings cherish and surprise each other with gifts.
No matter how many times siblings fight with each other but at the end of the day they are always together. Siblings share good stories, school and college relationships, jokes, drinks, food and many such things including memes.
It’s important to have gratitude and acknowledgement for the special bond that comes with siblings and the lifelong relationship you build with them.
In India, the Hindu community celebrates Raksha Bandhan to cherish the bond between brothers and sisters. In Raksha Bandhan, Hindu women tie a band around their brother’s wrists, symbolizing that their brother will protect them for life. It is the earliest known celebration of siblings.
Why National Siblings Day is celebrated?
Claudia Evart is the founder of the National Siblings Day in USA back in 1995. After losing her brother and sister at a very early age, she created this holiday to honour the bonds between siblings. In memory of her dead sister, Lisette, whose birthday was on April 10, Claudia started celebrating Sibling’s Day on the same date.
Additionally, she founded the Siblings Day Foundation whose mission is to honour siblings and the bond between them. Her foundation is currently working hard to make Sibling’s Day a federally recognised holiday in the US. They are also working to establish it as an international holiday though the UN organisation. 49 American states have recognised this holiday since 1998. Three US presidents, including Barack Obama, have also recognised the holiday.