Elephant family in Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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Strong sibling bonds. Siblings Day
Today we honour one of the most special bonds, the one between siblings. Siblings Day is celebrated every April 10th in parts of the US and other areas of the world. In 1995, Claudia Evart, who lost her siblings at a young age, created this holiday and established the Siblings Day Foundation, which is working to get the holiday officially recognised in the US alongside Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. India’s Raksha Bandhan is the oldest sibling holiday that is still widely observed today, usually falling in August. Hindu women commemorate this day by wrapping a band around their brothers’ wrists as a sign of mutual care and respect. If this seems like too much, maybe just pick up the phone and give a loved one a call.