New York, New York (PRWEB) April 07, 2015
The 18th anniversary of Siblings Day (http://www.siblingsday.org) will be celebrated on April 10 by siblings and their friends and families all over the world.
“All siblings should be appreciated, honored and celebrated on April 10th each year and have a day to call their own,” says Claudia Evart, founder of Siblings Day and the Siblings Day Foundation (SDF). “Siblings Day is not just for young persons still living together with their parents. It also can be a special occasion for adult siblings who have lost touch or gone in different directions in life to reconnect or perhaps in some cases even a day of truce. Siblings can be honored in many ways on Siblings Day, such as with special Sibling Day cards or flowers or just simply a hug.”
Over the years, Siblings Day has been celebrated at all-day events at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, the Seattle Children’s Museum, and at other children museums as well as universities and colleges in the U.S.
A Presidential Proclamation is needed to officially establish April 10th as National Siblings Day. “The SDF has been working closely with members of the White House staff to make this day a reality,” says Evart.
“Siblings Day is now recognized in 49 states because of gubernatorial proclamations,” Evart says.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (12th District, New York) said the following in a letter to President Barack Obama: “Siblings Day is gaining support around the country. A National Siblings Day would commemorate siblings who we have lost, and celebrate our living brothers and sisters and the critical guidance, love, and support they provide us. The relationship between siblings is often the longest and strongest among family ties.”
A native New Yorker and a New York City resident, Evart was inspired to create the New York City-based SDF and Siblings Day after the untimely passing of her only two siblings, Alan and Lisette. The SDF is a tax-exempt organization. Its goals include the establishment of a National Siblings Day to be celebrated annually on April 10. It is a publicly supported volunteer organization. Detailed information about SDF and Siblings Day can be found at http://www.siblingsday.org