Did you know there was a Siblings Day?
I didn’t know there was a Siblings Day.
Well, it’s actually an American thing.
Wikipedia says: “Siblings Day (sometimes called National Siblings Day or National Sibling 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. 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.”
Hello? Last time I checked it hadn’t spread as far as Australia.
I quite like it though, because siblings are pretty awesome.
Well, my two want to kill each other at the moment – and have the bruises to prove it – but I think they love each other deep, deep, deeeeeeeep down.
Oddly enough, my sister and I drifted apart during the waning years of my marriage. I’m not sure if it was because I was embarrassed or my ex found it too awkward or what.
But I’m incredibly glad we’re both geographically and emotionally very close these days. It’s another one of the surprising up sides of my separation.
I tell my daughters that friends come and go, but sisters are forever, so they should cherish each other.
They just roll their eyes, but I’m hoping one day they’ll understand how lovely it is to have a sister.
My sis and I are planning a belated Siblings Day celebration on Friday in my happy place – her spa.
Meanwhile … Celebrities have thrown themselves on the National Siblings Day bandwagon this year.
Here are some of my favourite snaps from Instagram: