It’s National Siblings Day 2021!
April 10 is the day to show some extra love to your brother or sister.
According to NationalDayCalendar.com, National Siblings Day was created by Claudia Evart in 1995 in honour of her two siblings who died early in life in separate accidents. She chose April 10 in honour of her late sister’s birthday.
Your siblings may have been your best friend or mortal enemy growing up, but no matter what, they are family, and each year, Siblings Day seeks to recognise and commemorate that special bond between brothers and sisters.
It looks like there are plenty of people around the world who would be able to partake in the celebrations. In America alone, where Siblings Day was started, nearly 80 per cent of children have at least one sibling, while the UK has more four-children families than most other European countries.
When is National Siblings Day 2021?
Siblings Day is celebrated around the world every year on April 10 meaning that Siblings Day 2018 falls on a Tuesday, to honour the relationships between brothers and sisters.
It began in America in 1998 and has now become an international event, spreading across the world.
It is estimated that 80 per cent of the US population have a sibling and are able to take part in marking the day.
But despite its growing popularity, it is still not celebrated on the same scale as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
What is Siblings Day?
Siblings Day is an event to mark and honour the life long bonds between brothers and sisters.
It follows in the spirit of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and aims to celebrate family values.
The event was inspired by New Yorker Claudia Evart, who created the charity Siblings Day foundation.
She set up the organisation after losing both of her siblings in early life and April 10 is the birthday of her late sister Lisette.
Claudia says it is important to honour siblings as they are blood relations, who often look alike and enjoy feelings of closeness.
How do people celebrate Siblings Day?
There are many ways in which people celebrate their brothers and sisters on Siblings Day.
Common ways to mark the occasion are by giving your siblings a gift or taking them out for dinner.
Other ways people can mark the day is by simply spending time with their siblings or giving them hugs.
Siblings can also celebrate by playing family trivia games, calling them for a chat if they live far away or even having a party!
How to Celebrate National Siblings Day?
1. Send a card
Or an e-card, or a text, anything really. So Just let them know you’re thinking about them.
2. Call them up and reminisce about your happiest childhood memories.
Chances are you’ll spend hours on the phone laughing about days have gone by.
3. If possible, plan to hang out with them and have a meal together.
Go to lunch and spend some time catching up. So You get to see your siblings and have food. Who doesn’t love food?
4. Catch a movie you’ve been dying to see or watch a childhood favourite.
Bonus points if it’s an old Disney movie.
5. Re-create pictures from when you were little.
Endless laughs will abound and you’ll get to see how much you’ve grown up. National Siblings Day 2019 Celebrates with your brothers and sisters: Know more about Siblings Day?
6. Post on social media.
What’s a holiday without a commemorative Facebook or Instagram post? but Use this day as an excuse to post that embarrassing (or adorable) candid of your sibling that you’ve been stashing for just the right moment.
7. Bake a Siblings Day cake.
Cooking can be a great bonding activity and you’ll have a delicious dessert at the end. Just try not to get too
8. Go on a mini road trip.
Sing along to cheesy throwback songs and play all the fun car games that used to annoy your parents so much.
9. Play old video games from when you were young.
My little brother and I always battled it out in Lego Star Wars and Pokemon Sapphire. Whatever throwback game you choose, so it will surely be a fun way to relive your childhood together.
10. Spend the day doing something your sibling enjoys.
You might be horrified… or you might find that you tried something new and really liked it. Either way, So your sibling will be ecstatic that you took some time to do something they’re passionate about.
11. Tell them you love them.
Hugs optional, but highly recommend them.
We don’t celebrate them enough but siblings are people to be cherish. Make sure you take a second today (and every day) to let them know how much you care.