Siblings Day to Be Celebrated in the U.S. and Many Other Countries on April 10

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Goal of current petition drive is to have President Obama sign a Proclamation to establish April 10 as National Siblings Day

Siblings Day (April 10) follows the spirit of Mother's and Father's Day. All siblings should also be appreciated, honored and celebrated each year and have a day to call their own.

April 10, 2016 will be the 19th anniversary of Siblings Day. It was created by Claudia Evart. She also is the founder of the Siblings Day Foundation (SDF).

“All siblings should be appreciated, honored and celebrated on April 10th each year and have a day to call their own,” says Evart. “Siblings Day can be celebrated by young and old siblings by hugs, cards, flowers or special dinners.”

“It can also be a day to memorialize those who have passed,” she points out. “As the founder of Siblings Day, I was sad to hear about the siblings and others who were tragically killed in the Brussels attacks and would like to extend my deepest condolences to their families and friends.”

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.

“We currently have a petition on http://www.change.org aimed at getting President Obama to sign a Proclamation to establish April 10 as National Siblings Day. To access the petition, Google 'Siblings Day Petition' or click on https://chn.ge/1Qf5xxD. The deadline for signing is April 9, 2016. We have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but we are not honoring our brothers and sisters. Siblings Day is already recognized in 49 states because of gubernatorial proclamations,” Evart says.

She hopes that Siblings Day will again be a very popular topic on social and other media this year. “On April 10 and 11, 2015, Siblings Day was the number one trending topic on social media. In addition, other worldwide media, including blogs, television and radio shows, broadcast, published and posted stories about Siblings Day.”

“Our other activities include being involved in the creation of a United Nations (UN) resolution for Siblings Day, and we are being assisted by UN Estonian Ambassador, Sven Jorgensen, and the Republic of Estonia’s President,” Evart says. “We look forward to discussions about the creation of a UN resolution with other countries.”

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

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