7 Creative Ways to Celebrate the National Brother’s Day
May 24th is National Brother’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of your male siblings and the unique bond that you share. The bond between siblings is naturally strong because you’ve grown up together, played, and gotten into trouble. It forms the first friendships in your life. The good news is that the fights and childhood rivalry were nature’s way of building your bond and making you closer.
Brother’s Day is the best time to celebrate and reflect on the contributions of your brother to your life. Having a brother is like having a friend, a playmate, and a protector in one person. They may drive you crazy, but you love them to bits.
The “bro code” is strong among men and even though there is no blood relation, that means having a strong brotherhood bond. While having a sibling is normal for most people, those born alone will tell you how they wish they had a sibling to fight and share memories with. You may not have a blood brother, but you can celebrate the men in your life who count as brothers and may have filled the void, such as friends, cousins, or brother-in-law.
Often brothers are hard to celebrate. You can buy flowers or chocolate for your sister, but arranging a surprise or gift for your brother can be confusing. Worry no more. In this article, we share a few tips for celebrating your brother.
Why Is Brother’s Day Special?
A brother’s love is unconditional
You may have grown apart as adults and live independently, but a brother’s love is forever. A brother’s love is not only pure and unconditional, but it never fades. They care for you without expecting anything in return and understand you like no one else. That’s reason enough to celebrate them.
Brothers will always have your back
Your male siblings are often your pillar of strength and are always with you in hard times. Brothers protect and guide you through your struggles and always be there for you. They accept you for who you are.
Your brother is your confidant
Your male siblings are probably the most annoying person you know but still your closest friend. They are confidants you can trust with your issues, because they will rarely tell on you. They have probably kept your secrets safe since you were young. Therefore, you are confident that they will cheer you up and give you advice no matter your challenges.
What Is the History of Brother’s Day?
National Brother’s Day is mainly celebrated in the United States, but other countries also acknowledge the day on May 24: Australia, Russia, India, France, and Germany. In some places, National Brother’s Day is an unofficial holiday. Please note that National Brother’s Day is different from National Siblings’ Day, which is celebrated in April.
Brother’s Day has been celebrated on May 24th since 2005. The first holiday was organized by Daniel Rhodes, based in Alabama, although the exact details are not known.
How to Celebrate Brother’s Day
Are you wondering what to buy for your brother on Brother’s Day? A brother is important in your life, and their value cannot be measured. You can share anything with them, and be sure they’ll keep your secret and give you the right advice. Here are some creative ideas to celebrate your brother in style and make them feel special.
Spend time with him
Your time is just as important as your money, and it is said that people make time for those they value. The best idea is to get in touch with your brother whether they live around you or are far away. Accompany your brothers to their favorite joint, watch their favorite game, or movie. If you have not seen each other for a while, it is the best time to get in touch and reminisce your childhood memories.
Share his photos on social media
Share stories and fun memories with your brother on social media. Make sure to use the social media hashtag #brothersday. You can also share your favorite brother’s quotes. Here are a few examples:
“It was nice growing up with someone like you – someone to lean on, someone to count on… someone to tell on!” -Unknown
“Sometimes, being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” -Marc Brown
“A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.” -Unknown
“Brothers don’t necessarily have to say anything to each other – they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.” -Leonardo DiCaprio
Get him a surprise gift
There are no guidelines for buying men a treat. A surprise gift will brighten their day and make them feel so happy, and make Brother’s Day memorable. You can buy him a book, movie ticket, or his favorite wine or whisky. You can also get him a gift card from his favorite online shopping store, whether a video game, a pair of shoes, or something they love.
Another great gift for men can be a lavish grooming gift hamper with essential oils for the face and beard especially made for men.
Plan a holiday or road trip
Trips are fun for friends, but for siblings, it’s magic. Plan for a holiday or road trip with your brothers or those you consider brothers to their favorite destination and enjoy the adventure together.
Host a surprise party
Plan a surprise party and invite your brothers or close male friends. You can involve your other siblings and parents to make it more entertaining. If you organize a dinner with all your family members, make up a trivia game with questions about your childhood. Get more ideas from the internet to come up with a questionnaire.
Take him out for dinner
Invite your brother for dinner at his favorite restaurant and catch up. You can surprise him or tell him in advance so that he doesn’t cancel on you because he’s busy. It can help you strengthen your bond and get to know how they are doing, especially if you live in separate locations and only meet up during holidays,
Give them a call
If you live far apart and cannot meet, a phone or video call is the best way to hook up. Although male siblings rarely engage in long chats, unlike female siblings, they will be happy to hear you celebrate them. You can also send them a gift, like their favorite wine. They will sip it after a long day while thinking about you.
Love them or hate them, a brother is irreplaceable. They love you back; they probably don’t admit it or say it often. Make sure that you set a reminder so that you don’t forget to tell your brothers how much you love and appreciate them on Brother’s Day.