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Sister's Day

Date When celebrated : This holiday is always held on the first Sunday in August

Sister's Day celebrates being or having a sister. Today is a day to celebrate your love for you sister(s). That means a lot of us will celebrate this special day. Sisters are truly special and unique. Sure, we may argue and fight. But, when it comes right down to it, sisters are the best, the very best. Make sure you let her know. After all, she may tell you "My sister has the best sister!".

 

Who qualifies as a "Sister"? In the spirit of sisterhood and inclusiveness, this can include: biological sisters, blended family sisters, sister-in-law, sorority sisters, and of course religious nuns, Sometimes friends refer to each other as sisters. This relationship cunts and is celebrated today, too.

 

Today does not have to be a gift giving event. Just being close sisters is gift enough. How about celebrating Sister's Day by spending time together!? Go to lunch or dinner, go shopping or take a trip to the beach. Any activity that the two (or three, or four...) of you enjoy doing together, is the perfect way to spend the day.

For all of you guys reading this, you can celebrate it , too. If you have a sister, let her know how much she is loved by you, and how much she means to you. 

Celebrate Sister's Day by spending time with your sister. Make it a special day in some way for you, and for her.

Thought of the Day:  Did you ever feel like you've had too much wine? No, me neither!

 Related Holidays:

Brothers and Sisters Day

National Siblings Day



Who's Wrong!? ..........

Crayola and Hallmark are pretty big companies. When they write something on their websites, you take it for fact. Crayola.com reports this day as August 5th. Hallmark.com records Sister's Day as August 7th. Other sites show this special day on varying dates, usually in the first week of August. Who is right?

They are all wrong! Sister's Day is on the first Sunday of August. So just once every seven years, they are correct. That's why you look to HolidayInsights.com for the correct dates for all of the holidays and special days.


The Origin of Sister's Day:

Tricia Rivalto Eleogram and Stacey Lowrey from Memphis, TN. launched Sisters' Day. They wrote a book about it, too. This state of Tennessee recognized this holiday with House Joint Resolution # 378 on January 17, 1996.

A few websites refer to this as "National Sister's Day". This is not a national day. Importantly, the creators founded it as "Sister's Day", and refer to it as such to this day. 

Definition of "National" Days - and why it so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

 

Julya Samantha Graham wrote and told us that there is an Asian Indian tradition of a Sister's Day. It recognizes the love between sisters.



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Did You Know? There are literally thousands of daily holidays, special events and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many of these holidays are new. More holidays are being created on a regular basis. August holidays are no exception. At Holiday Insights, we take great efforts to thoroughly research and document the details of each one, as completely and accurately as possible.

 

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