Today, 10th April it’s National Sibling Day!
Although this is traditionally celebrated in America, we feel we this would be a great day to celebrate here in the UK. A day where we can honour, recognize and celebrate each other. So if you have a brother or a sister or someone who you count be a brother or sister then celebrate national sibling day!
How did National Sibling Day start? Claudia Evart, the founder and director of the Siblings Day Foundation, thought up the day as a way to celebrate siblings after she lost two of her siblings in separate accidents early in life.
She has dedicated her life to commemorate National Siblings Day, which needs a presidential proclaim to officially establish National Siblings Day and the movement has come close to that recognition.
President George W. Brush signed a presidential message recognizing April 10 a National Siblings Day in 2008 and President Bill Clinton did the same in 2000.
On the state level, 88 governors have signed Siblings Day proclamations, according to the foundation.
Claudia says: “Like many, I have these pictures of my brother and sister, who are both gone, but remain with me daily, not just in these pictures, but in my daily thoughts and in my heart. I lost both of them in tragic accidents, making me understand the everlasting bond we have with our siblings.”
Will you celebrate National Sibling Day? If so what will you and your siblings be doing to celebrate the day? Comment below and let us know.