By Ralphine Major

Nowadays it seems there is a special day designated for nearly everything. A few years ago, National Siblings Day was added to the month of April which was already packed with significant holidays including Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Passover, Easter, Earth Day, and Arbor Day.

Setting aside a day to recognize siblings seems to have brought more attention to the term “siblings,” which is often used when referring to brothers and sisters. National Siblings Day celebrated on April 10 provides a reminder in our busy lives to acknowledge and pay tribute to the brothers and sisters in our families. Social media platforms have given people a convenient way to honor siblings. Pictures are often posted of siblings from childhood years all the way through adulthood. Sadly, many siblings have passed away. National Siblings Day is a great way to remember them. For many families who have suffered some type of separation, social media is often a means of reconnecting with their siblings. For as long as I can remember, our nation has celebrated Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. What a special time to show appreciation for the brothers and sisters in our families on National Siblings Day!


Words of Faith: “Glory and honor are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.” 1 Chronicles 16:27 (KJV).