What National Siblings Day is About.

By on April 11, 2019

Siblings Day (aka National Siblings Day) is a holiday recognized annually in some parts of the United States on April 10, 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.The commemorative day has been recognized by three US Presidents (Clinton in 2000, Bush in 2008 and Obama in 2016). 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 the United Kingdom, Australia, India,Japan, New Zealand,The Philippines, Nigeria,Sweden, Canadaand more.

The Hindu holiday of Raksha Bandhan also celebrates the bond of brothers and sisters, but it is unrelated to the American holiday.

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