If you have Brothers And Sisters, then you have siblings. It doesn't matter if it is a brother or a sister, or a combination of both genders. April 10 is National Siblings Day. It is a time to celebrate with them and perhaps have some fun together. If you live close by, you can spend time with them. Perhaps you can have lunch or dinner with each other, go to the movies or take a trip together. Even if you live far apart, you can still get in touch with one another.

According to statistics, approximately 80 percent of people in America have at least one sibling.

The holiday is intended to be a celebration of the relationship between brothers and sisters.

Origin of the day

National Siblings Day has been recognized in other countries for centuries including the South Asian countries and Northern India. It became a day of observation in the United States in 1995 because of the efforts of New York native Claudia Evart, founder of the Siblings Day Foundation.

Evart decided on a day of recognition because her brother and sister died in two separate accidents at a very young age. She chose April 10 because it was the birthday of her late sister, Lisette.

The Sibling Day Foundation wants the day to become as popular as Mother's Day in May and Father's Day in June.

The relationship of siblings is usually the longest relationship in people's lives whether they have one sibling or more than one.

Recognition of the day

The day is recognized annually in some parts of the country as a holiday.

It is not federally recognized in the United States, but that might change. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W.Bush, and Barack Obama acknowledged National Siblings Day. Governors of 49 states have officially issued proclamations for the day in their state.

Well-known siblings

There is a long list of well-known celebrity siblings who have great relationships.

Prince William and Prince Harry are very close brothers. The Kardashian and Jenner siblings include Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner. They have a good relationship and support one another in also everything they do. The Braxton siblings include Toni, Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar and one brother, Michael Jr. The 19 Duggar siblings consist of 10 brothers and nine sisters. Most people remember the musical Jackson siblings that include Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Brandon (deceased), Michael (deceased), Randy and Janet.

National Siblings Day is an excellent time to let your siblings know you appreciate them. Don't let the opportunity pass without doing so.