Sibling Day – April 10
April 10 is celebrated as Sibling Day a reminder of the importance that brothers and sisters have in our lives every day. Siblings provide identity and belonging and are a crucial source of support. Sibling connections are especially important for youth removed from their homes, where they can serve as vital lifelines to a youth’s sense of permanency and family.
Growing up with siblings is pure bliss, the love, care, concern, secretive talks, planning mischiefs, silly fights, and defense for each other is found in this relationship. This relationship can’t be perfectly defined, no matter what words you put to use.
Sibling love is global and along with the United States, Australia, India, and Spain are few countries that celebrate Sibling day on 10th April. In Europe, it’s on May 31st National Siblings Day is celebrated. In India, there is Raksha Bandhan and Bhai Dooj which celebrate brother and sister love for each other.
The idea began when Claudia Evart sought a way to honor the memory of her brother and sister, who both died at young ages. She created the Siblings Day Foundation in the mid-1990s after both of her siblings died at a young age, and she wasn’t able to tell them goodbye. According to the Siblings Day Foundation, Evart chose April 10 because that was her late sister, Lisette’s birthday. The goal of the foundation is to make the occasion an official national holiday.
“Our mission is to help all brothers and sisters to reconnect,” Evart said in a video promoting the holiday. “Cherish, love, and respect your brothers and sisters. The deep bond you share is truly a special gift.”
We are so much caught up with our own lives that we hardly get time to spend with our close ones, everybody holds a special relationship with their sibling. The day is for spending time with your sibling, you can give a gift, a gift card, take out for dinner. Spend quality time with your sibling hug them and let them know what they mean to you.
On Sibling Day grab the opportunity and share our brother and sister quotes and let them know how much you love them by wishing them a Happy Sibling Day.
“The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.”
“Brothers and sisters can say things to one another that no one else can.” ― Gregory E. Lang
“Some relationships are like Tom and Jerry. They tease each other, knock down each other, irritate each other, but can’t live without each other.”
“Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.” ― Lemony Snicket
“I can’t promise to solve all your problems, but I can promise you won’t have to face them alone.”
“A sibling is the lense through which you see your childhood.” — Ann Hood
You are my partner in crime and we shared whatever we get from it. Cherishing lovely memories.
“Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” — Sam Levenson
“I have lots of best friends, but my siblings are my main ones.”
“The best thing about having four big brothers is you always have someone to do something for you.” — Chloe Moretz
“Being brother and sister means being there for each other.”
“Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring quite often the hard way.” — Pamela Dugdale
“Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.” -Susan Scarf Merrell
Today is all about us, baby, let’s shake things up. Happy Siblings Day to my fabulous sister!
I’m grateful for where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re headed. Thank you for being such a big part of my life. Happy Siblings Day!
“Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring – quite often the hard way.” -Pamela Dugdale