Siblings Day (sometimes called National Siblings Day) is a holiday recognized annually in some parts of the United States on April 10th,honoring the relationships of siblings. Unlike Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it is not federally recognized, though the Siblings Day Foundation is working to change this. Since 1998, the governors of 49 states have officially issued proclamations to recognize Siblings Day in their state. From its American beginnings the observation has become international, spreading as far as India and Australia.
The holiday was originally conceived by Claudia Evart to honor the memory of her brother and sister, both of whom had died at early ages.The organization was incorporated in 1997 and achieved non-profit status in 1999.
Carolyn Maloney, then U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district, officially saluted the holiday and introduced it into the official Congressional Record of theUnited States Congress on September 26, 2005.
Get involved in National Siblings Day this year, or honour those special Siblings on Twitter with hashtag #NationalSiblingsDay .