May 24 is National Brother’s Day, so call your brother and tell him you love him, even though he’ll say you‘re weird afterwards. When you were younger, you argued over LEGOs or whose turn it was to sit in the front seat. Yet in some strange way, those childhood squabbles served to make you closer over the years.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL BROTHER’S DAY
“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”– Marc Brown, author and illustrator of children’s books.
The word ‘brother’ stems from the Latin root ‘frater’ and the Proto-Germanic word ‘brothar,’ which itself comes from the Proto-Indo-European root ‘bhrater.’ Regardless of origin, both in words and in blood, our brothers have our backs over and over again. They’re our closest friends and, sometimes, the most annoying people we know. But we love them anyway. Even some of the most famous people in history had brothers to lean on and be annoyed by.
Brother’s Day has been celebrated on May 24 since the year 2005. Although the exact details of the holiday are unknown, it was Alabama-based C. Daniel Rhodes who had first organized the holiday and its proceedings. In some regions, National Brother’s Day is an unofficial holiday. It is not to be confused with National Siblings Day, which takes place in April. You are lucky if you are blessed with having a strong unbreakable bond with your brother. Fortunately, there are other people who can sometimes fill the void of a brother in our lives and serve as one to us, like a cousin, brother-in-law, or a friend. In fact, everyone should have that one brotherly person in their lives who they can count on for some sincere advice or who can get them out of a pickle. For all their quirks and annoyances, a brother is sometimes your best secret keeper and will never expose you or leave you behind. Feel free to go all out on this day with the mushy stuff in expressing your affection for your brother and his importance in your life.
Brotherhood is also very strong among men. Whether it is a blood relation or not, men take their ‘bro code’ VERY seriously. Really, there isn’t much that can ever come between a strong brotherhood in the long term. This theme has inspired countless movies, books, paintings, plays, and TV series like the aptly named “Band of Brothers.” History has many distinguished brother duos and groups. Stories told by the Brothers Grimm are famous to this day, and advancement in flying and aeronautics wouldn’t have been possible without the Wright brothers putting their minds together.
National Brothers Day is mostly observed in the United States, but many other countries around the world also acknowledge the day. Australia, Russia, Asian countries like India, and European countries like France and Germany all celebrate brothers on May 24.
“When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.” – Antisthenes, Greek philosopher and star pupil of Socrates.
Here are Brother’s Day quotes, wishes, messages, greetings and WhatsApp status to celebrate your brothers:
Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone.” – Jolene Perry
“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”– Marc Brown
“There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother… Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too.” – Anna Quindlen
“The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.” – Jane Austen
“Brothers are what best friends can never be.” – Anonymous
“The happiest days of my youth were when my brother and I would run through the woods and feel quite safe.” – Rachel Weisz
“The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose.” – Garrison Keillor
“Who needs superheroes when you have a brother.” – Anonymous
“Brothers are playmates at the beginning and best friends for life.” – Anonymous
“A friend is a brother who was once a bother.” – Unknown
Happy Brother’s Day wishes
When you are around, I know that I am going to be just fine because you are there with me. Happy Brother’s Day!
I know my friend will always be there like a true brother. Happy Brother’s Day!
A brother is like a gift from God that we can cherish forever. Happy Brother’s Day.
Wishing Happy Brother’s Day to the best brother in the world.
Brothers are what best friends can never be. Happy Brother’s Day!
Happy Brother’s Day, dear brother! Thank you for always being the friend and guardian I need!
No one feels like you, bro. Happy Brother’s Day!
Having a brother like you is having someone to fall back on every time I fail and know that it is going to be just fine. Happy Brother’s Day!
I have many friends, but I feel the most comfortable with you. Happy Brother’s Day!
Thank you for being the source of my strength and confidence. Happy Brother’s Day!