The lifelong bond between siblings is something worth celebrating.
Observed on April 10, National Siblings Day was created by New Yorker Claudia Evart in 1995 to honor and celebrate siblings. After losing her two siblings early in life in separate accidents, she knew how important siblings could be in our lives. Since 1998, the governors of 49 states have officially issued proclamations to recognize Siblings Day in their state.
In celebration of National Siblings Day, here’s some insights from NationalToday.com:
92% OF AMERICANS DON’T FIGHT WITH THEIR SIBLINGS
Only 8% of Americans report haven physically fought with their siblings. While only 3% of males still hold a grudge over a childhood fight, females are half as forgiving: 6% still feel a bit bitter.
1 IN 10 AMERICAN SIBLINGS ARE BEST FRIENDS
8% of Americans talk to their siblings every day, while another 8% say their siblings know them better than anyone else.
SIBLINGS IMPROVE THE LIVES OF 85% OF AMERICANS
Given the choice, only 15% of Americans would opt to be an only child. 36% would choose to be an older sibling, while 1 in 3 would enjoy being the youngest.
OTHER SIBLINGS DAY INSIGHTS
#1: We shared—or still share—clothes (5%)
#2: We are in a group text (6%)
#3: We share the same friend group (5%)
#4: We’ve embarrassed each other on social media (5%)