If you are in America, then you could be one of those people sending hugs and kisses to all your beloved brothers and sisters. April 10 has been declared as National Siblings’ Day in the United States with 49 states celebrating the holiday since 2014. It all started with a woman named Claudia Evart who created a non-profit organization called the Siblings Day Foundation.
The goal of the foundation is to celebrate and honor the bond between siblings which is a very special gift to humankind. A resident of Manhattan, New York, Evart lost her two siblings at an early age. April 10 was the birthday of her late sister. That is why she chose this day for the celebration of the national holiday.
The tradition had spread across the globe through the efforts of the Siblings Day Foundation. Countries like Australia, Canada, Ghana, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom follow the practice.
What a beautiful way to spread love all over the world! Much like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Siblings’ Day is a great family tradition worth celebrating every year. Send some love to your brothers and sister. Here are a few inspirational quotes you can tell them.
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”-Desmond Tutu
“ Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”Marc Brown
“Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.”— Vietnamese Proverb
“ I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. ”— Maya Angelou
“We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.”— Erma Bombeck
“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
Family is special gift from God. When all things fail and you have no one to turn to, your family will always be there to support you. No matter how much you disagree, family will always be family. It is a blessing to be in family and siblings are priceless treasures that you can keep forever.