Monday, May 3, 2021

Stories to Celebrate Brother and Sister Day

The Elder Sister
William Bouguereau, 1869

May 2 is Brother and Sister Day! My mother had 11 brothers and sisters so there were stories aplenty of sibling rivalry, household chores gone awry, playing tricks on their strict Irish mother, banding together to help the family during the Great Depression, and more. I’m sure you have your own stories as well. Make sure to write down those family stories; so many are worth remembering.

Here are some folktales and fairytales from around the world to help you celebrate siblings!


Alenoushka and Her Brother – Russia

The Brother and Sister – Turkey

The Brother and His Sisters –West Africa 

The Enchanted Stag – Grimm/Germany 

The Icon’s Warm Bread – Greece

Little Brother and Little Sister – Germany

The Little Sister: The Story of Suyettar and the Nine Brothers – Finland

Sivka-Burka - Russian 

Sister and Brother – Turkey

The Three Brothers - Serbia

The Two Sisters

Two Brothers – Jewish

Quarrel of the Sun and the Moon - Inuit


20 Activities for Siblings to Bond, Compete and Cooperate


24 Children’s Books About Love and Siblings

100 Must Read Books About Siblings

Celebrating Siblings: 50 Mighty Girl Books About Sisters & Brothers


Bold Sisters in Fairy Tale Families

Family Fun 
– An older blogs with fingerplays, songs, and more on the theme of ‘family.’ 


Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links.  At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.Karen Chace 2021 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission, please contact me at Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.