Only Child Day

Japan
April 14, 2016 2:10am CST
April 10 was "Sibling Day" on Facebook. I have seen that one before. However, this year is the first year I saw April 12 being called "Only Child Day". I'm glad the people without siblings get acknowledged too. Especially because I am one of those people. I always wanted a sibling, but never got one. I also know that some of my friends wished they didn't have siblings! But now that they are adults, most of them are happy to have siblings. What do you think of celebrating these two days on Facebook?
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@noni1959 (3006)
• United States
14 Apr 16
Every day they have something to celebrate but it leaves some out. It's known that Facebook can make others feel isolated and not important. I see all those "happy sibling day" posts and it saddened me because I don't have a relationship with mine.
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• Japan
15 Apr 16
I know, there are a lot of those celebration things that bother me too.
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@noni1959 (3006)
• United States
18 Apr 16
@petatonicsca We should celebrate others daily whether its in thought, a gift, a warm "thinking of you" card or however.
@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
Got 12. And having that much is chaotically fun. Isn't nice? That a day is meant for solo.kid ;)
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• Philippines
14 Apr 16
You're so lucky.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 16
I'm happy to have siblings because they got kids and makes me realize how important it is NOT to be alone. these days, you never know when you need your family in times of need.
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@LadyDuck (146740)
• Switzerland
14 Apr 16
I did not know, if I knew I would have celebrated my husband who was a only child.
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
14 Apr 16
I am not a big "celebrating" person for things like that.
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@Platespinner (16532)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
14 Apr 16
Happy only child day! There were many days when I was convinced that my parents should NEVER have had eight children (I'm number 8, so I would have been the first one eliminated)...as to the various this that and the other thing days, I think they are kind of silly--but as long as they don't become the high-pressure events that Mother's Day and Valentine's Day have become I think it's harmless fun.
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• Quezon City, Philippines
14 Apr 16
I'm glad there's a day for the "Only Child" I am an only child too, like you I wanted to have siblings but due to old age of my parents I'm the only one they had, and I feel so blessed.
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• United States
14 Apr 16
I think it is great they celebrate both. I have a good friend who is an only child and sometimes I see it in her eyes when I talk about growing up with my siblings. Guess we all form our own "families" so we all have brothers and sisters.
• Japan
14 Apr 16
Yes. Before I found out there was and Only Child day I was very tempted to post a picture of myself and say "This is my sibling."