Be Bald and Be Free Day

Be Bald And Be Free Day is a holiday that is celebrated annually on October 14th, and it’s a day that celebrates baldness. Far too often, people feel bad about balding, and a whole industry has sprung up around the belief that baldness is something that needs to be corrected. This holiday disagrees with that belief and is a day that encourages anyone who is bald or going bald to embrace the awesomeness of their chrome dome. On this day, stop trying to hide your baldness and instead take off your head covering and be proud of it.

The History Of Be Bald And Be Free Day

We are unsure of exactly when Be Bald And Be Free Day was created, but we do know who created it. It was created by Wellcat, a website that has created and copyrighted a number of odd holidays, including Answer Your Cat’s Question Day, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, and Dear Diary Day.

Interesting Facts About Balding

To go along with this holiday, we wanted to list some things we’ve discovered about balding. While researching this holiday, we uncovered a lot of different facts about human hair and the balding process, so we decided to share some of them below.

  • More than 50% of all women will experience balding at some point in their lives.
  • By age 50, more than 85% of all men are beginning to show some signs of impending balding.
  • The average person will lose anywhere from 50 to 100 hairs each day.
  • Approximately 25% of men will begin to lose hair before they’re 21 years old.
  • About 50 million men in the United States will suffer from male pattern baldness.
  • It’s a myth that frequent shampooing will cause hair loss.
  • It’s also a myth that wearing a hat will cause hair loss.
  • The number one factor for baldness is genetics.
  • It’s been estimated that over a billion dollars a year is spent in the U.S. on hairpieces, lotions, and follicle transplants for bald people.
  • The richest bald man in the world is Jeff Bezos. As of 2021, he’s worth over $120 billion.
  • The holiday St. Baldrick’s Day is celebrated on March 15th and raises funding and awareness for childhood cancer research.

Observing Be Bald And Be Free Day

This holiday encourages people to put away their hats, wigs, and toupees and to be proud of their bald heads. It’s also a good day to encourage people who might feel insecure about their baldness and to give them the support they need. While observing this holiday, they should also use the hashtag #BeBaldAndBeFreeDay to let everyone know that they’re proud of their baldness.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 14 Monday
Next year (2025)
October 14 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
October 14 Saturday