Since the year 2005, the 24th of May has been observed as International Brother’s Day.
The origins of the day are quite unclear but as someone who happens to have many brothers, both biological and friends who became family, I was deeply interested in this particular day.
The history to this day is celebrated is linked to Alabama’s C. Daniel Rhodes who originally organized the holiday and associated events.
International Brother’s Day looks at recognizing biological brothers, cousins, brothers-in-law, or even friends that occasionally fill the void of a brother in our lives and function as one to us.
It also looks at reflecting on how your male sibling have enriched your life and a time to express your love for them.
Funny how despite driving us insane we still love our siblings anyway, despite the many fights and arguments, the strange bond among the bros never dies but instead grows stronger every other day.
On how to Celebrate the day:
You are encouraged to call up or meet your brothers or those who have treated you like one, and tell them how much you appreciate them. If you have a brother or friend with whom you haven’t spoken in a long time, you could utilize the day to reconnect with them.
If you are putting up photos on social media, use the hashtag #BrothersDay to thank all your brothers.
A brother, despite their flaws and annoyances, can be your best secret-keeper and will never expose you or abandon you. Feel free to go all out with the sentimental stuff on this day to convey your love for your brother and his significance in your life.
In case you weren’t able to celebrate them yesterday, make next year’s count.