annually on May 24th (since 2001)
C. Daniel Rhodes (of Hoover, Alabama) in 2001
Relationships between brothers are some of the strongest relationships that exist, in part because brothers end up knowing each other for a very long time. Not everyone has a brother, but if they don't, chances are they may have step or half-brothers, or brothers-in-law. If not, it is still likely that they have a male friend they have become so close to that they feel just like a brother. On Brother's Day, all of these relationships may be celebrated. Stable relationships may be strengthened, and rocky relationships may be repaired. Some sources incorrectly say the day was founded by three young brothers in 2005—who were ages 2, 5, and 7, and celebrated the first day at a Build-A-Bear in Las Vegas, Nevada—but it was actually created a few years prior by C. Daniel Rhodes of Alabama.
How to Observe Brother's Day
Celebrate the day by calling or meeting up with your brother or brothers, or those who have been like a brother to you, and let them know what they mean to you. It's possible you usually spend a lot of time with your brother anyway, but if not, perhaps the day can be used to reconnect with a brother you haven't talked to in a very long time. Maybe you can convince your brother or brothers to recreate an old photo with you. You could also learn about famous brothers, and share what you've learned with your brothers.