Brother and Sister Day

Brother and Sister Day is celebrated on the last Saturday in March each year.  The idea for this day came from a woman who realized-too-late-when her brother died, that she had never let him adequately know how much he meant to her.

Two years later, she proposed establishing a simple, non-commercial day on which brothers and sisters could make it a point to connect, or reconnect, acknowledging all they share.  “Because life is too short,” the woman said.  “I don’t want other people to miss what I missed.”

The idea of this day is to keep is simple and sincere.  A few ideas on how to celebrate are:

  • Spend a minute (or more) thinking about your brothers or sisters
  • Get together with them
  • Call or send an e-card, email, or letter
  • Do something special or helpful for them