National Sisters Day
National Sisters Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August — this year it falls on August 1. Nothing can quite compare to the bond that sisters have and this is a day to treasure the closeness that forms as you grow up together, sharing your secrets, your dreams, and all the fun times. Sisters have a deep connection that grows throughout childhood and remains strong throughout life. National Sisters Day is a chance for you to spend some quality time with your sister and to cherish the connection that you have.
BY THE NUMBERS
33% – the percentage of free time siblings have spent together by the time they reach the age of 11 years old.
10 – the number of hours children spend with their siblings per week.
17 – the number of hours children from large families spend with their siblings per week.
14% – the percentage decrease in risk of obesity that drops with each additional sibling in a household.
195 – the sample size of an Italian study, which found that older sisters are less likely to bully siblings than older brothers.
3½ – the number of times in an hour that siblings aged between three and seven years old get involved in fights.
390 – the number of families who participated in a research study that found younger siblings are more rebellious and aggressive than older siblings.
8 – the average age at which children start being bullied by their siblings.