Did you know National Twins Day, opens a new window was on August 6th? Every year on the first weekend in August, the Twins Days Festival, opens a new window is held in Twinsburg, Ohio. This festival even holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest gathering of twins and multiples in the world!
There are lots of twins to celebrate. William Shakespeare was the father of twins, Hamnet and Judith, and included twins as characters in The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night, Or, What You Will, writing a total of three sets of twins (creating lots of laughs from mistaken identities)! And did you know that Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother? You may even know some twins in your life!
For more twin fun, check out these books on young twins:
A real celebration of twinhood! Twins of all ages will connect to this book that explores what it means to have a twin.
Sometimes it's tough to be a twin, but in the end, it's always worth it.
Twin pandas love bamboo, and each other!
Mirabelle is fearless, but Meg… not so much!
A compendium of vibrantly illustrated poems celebrating twinhood.
An entrancing look at how no two things are the same, even if they appear that way at first glance.
Ling and Ting may look alike, but they are each their own person!
A heartwarming story of twin brothers, and their support for each other in their athletic careers.
A sweet story of identical twins discovering their own identities.
Twin magic can be dangerous in the wrong hands!
What happens when the world thinks you and your twin are the same person? Jay and Ray are about to find out!
Are you a twin? Tell us about your experience as a twin below.