About National Siblings Day
The US holiday was originally conceived by Claudia Evart to honor the memory of her brother and sister, both of whom died at early ages.
National Siblings Day was officially recognized in 1998 as a day of commemoration by President Bill Clinton and 39 governors. Since then, 10 more states have joined in acknowledging the holiday. In a commemorative letter in 2000, Clinton wrote "Our siblings are often our oldest friends and earliest companions, the people who know us best and with whom we’ve shared all the joys and sorrows of life. The special ties shared by brothers and sisters help to strengthen not only our families, but also our communities and our country."Find out more