Siblings Day

I was thinking about how I could remember my sister in a special way and then I found out there is a “Siblings Day” also known as National Siblings Day.  It is not recognized in all parts of the United States but it is becoming increasingly popular.
Siblings Day was originally conceived by Claudia Evart to honor the memory of her brother and sister, both of whom had died.  It is celebrated on April 10.  April 10 was the birthday of Claudia Evart’s sister, Lisette.

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 the United States Congress on April 6, 2005.  It is not federally recognized, though the Siblings Day Foundation is working to change this.  There is a website about Siblings Day:  siblingsday.org.

Oprah Winfrey featured and celebrated Siblings Day on her national and international daily television show on April 10, 2007 and the show was repeated on three separate occasions.

Did you know…79% of all children have siblings when growing up.  This is from information derived from Ask.com.  It is a special day to celebrate relationships that last longer than a parent/child relationship.  Happy Siblings Day!

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