History and Famous Sisters
National Sisters Day timeline
The immortal Delanys
Annie Elizabeth Delany was the second black female dentist in New York State and would give free dental exams to children in between looking after the teeth of famous civil rights leaders and authors. Sarah Delany was the first black woman to teach home economics in a New York City school. The sisters were daughters of a slave, and in 1993 they released a book titled Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. They lived until they were 109 and 104 years old.
Fearless and fierce
16 year old Stefania and six year old Helena Podgorska hid 13 Jews in the attic of their house in Poland during World War II, even though they lived right next door to an SS officer.
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Emily and Elizabeth Blackwell (two of the first American women to receive their medical degree) founded the first hospital for women and children in the US.
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A matriarchal take over
The Trung sisters lead the Vietnamese revolution to break away from China and establish their own independent state
Fun Stats about Sisters
National Sisters Day FAQs
Is it sister's or sisters?
How can I be a good sister?
Is sister a proper noun?
National Sisters Day Activities
If you can't spend time with your sister in person, taking the time to call or send a card is the best gift you can give her. She'll love you just for making the effort!
Be a good listener
Attentive listening is important through good times and bad. Empathy and attention can go a long way from one sister to another.
Go on an adventure
Try something new together. What better way to bond with your sister than to push some boundaries?
Why We Love National Sisters Day
It's a time to fix any misunderstandings
Arguments happen, but don't let them dictate your relationship. Take the day to reach out, fix any unresolved conflict, and strengthen your bond.
No sister? No problem
While it may seem like National Sisters Day is only for people who have biological sisters, your best friend can be just as close. Let her know how much you appreciate and love her with a sister's night out!
Cherish the memories
Life is busy, so use National Sisters Day as an opportunity to go through your old photos (and videos) and remember the good times.