Siblings Day is observed next on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 (125 days from today).
Siblings Day or National Siblings Day is an annual celebration on April 10th to honor our brothers and sisters.
History of Siblings Day
Claudia Evart, a freelance legal expert from Manhattan, New York, USA, created siblings Day. Evart was inspired to start Siblings Day after she had the tragic experience of losing both her brother and sister in separate accidents as a child. Siblings Day is important to the founder because it marks the birthday of her sister, Lisette.
In an effort to promote the day, Evart founded the Siblings Day Foundation as a charity in 1995. Since then, the founder has dedicated himself to persuading US government officials to recognize the day. Her success in this effort included 49 state governors, numerous congressional representatives and congressional representatives, as well as US presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton.
Primarily, however, Evart wants the worldwide public to recognize this day and use it to appreciate their brothers and sisters. The Siblings Day Foundation is also a powerful resource for those who need help with their sibling relationships.
Outside of the United States, Siblings Day is celebrated in many countries, including Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Nigeria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and many more.
Sometimes called Siblings Day, it is a day to celebrate and recognize brothers and sisters around the world, whether they are deceased or still alive.
How to Celebrate Siblings Day
Depending on the circumstances, how is Sibling Day celebrated? It can be a happy, exciting event or it can be bittersweet memories. Either way, it's an important day to celebrate sibling love, so why not turn these ideas into reality or think of other creative ways to celebrate the day:
- Spend time with brother/sister
One of the most important activities on this day is recognizing and appreciating you (or both!) Siblings Day can be celebrated by calling siblings, sending cards, or gifts, dinner invitations, or simply a walk in the park.
For those with a deceased sibling, this might be a good time to visit a place that holds happy memories of the younger days. It may take time to be sad, if necessary, and it takes time to remember and be grateful.
- Reminiscing through old photos
Many people have many old photos that they have not seen in a long time. Whether they were captured on film a long time ago and are now sitting in a shoebox somewhere, or they have been digitized and are easily accessible online, Siblings Day is a fun day to enjoy nostalgia about those pictures.
Share them with other family members who may also have fond memories. Siblings Day might even be the right time to put together a scrapbook to hold photos, memories, and stories of loved ones.
- Teach children to appreciate their brothers and sisters
It is never too early to start teaching children to love and care for their siblings.
For families with young children, are you curious about how to celebrate Siblings Day? It's fun to dress up siblings in matching outfits and take pictures together. Older kids can write letters or stories that include things they appreciate about each other – these can then be put in a memory box to read as they grow up!
Children can also read (or have read to them) books about siblings to encourage them to get along. These may include The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight by Jennifer L. Holm; Lola Read to Leo, by Anna McQuinn; The Unbudured Curmudgeon, by Matthew Burges; or anything from Lauren Child's Charlie and Lola series.
- Listen to Music about Brothers and Sisters
Making yourself a playlist of your favorite music and sharing them to honor the sibling relationship is a fun way to celebrate Siblings Day. For those with local siblings, listen together to songs that carry special nostalgia in the family. For those who have a distant sibling or a deceased sibling, listening to songs that are reminiscent of time together can be therapeutic.
ObservedSiblings Day has been observed annually on April 10th.
Sunday, April 10th, 2022
Monday, April 10th, 2023
Wednesday, April 10th, 2024
Thursday, April 10th, 2025
Friday, April 10th, 2026
Claudia Evart in 1995