Compliment Your Mirror Day

Compliment Your Mirror Day is a holiday that falls on the 3rd of July and is a day on which people head to their mirror to compliment the person they see gazing back at them. We think that this holiday should have been named Compliment Yourself in the Mirror Day, instead of the title it currently has, but we guess that’s just not as snappy. Regardless of its name, however, the purpose of this holiday is straightforward and a positive one. It’s designed to encourage people to practice a little bit of self-acceptance and compliment themselves for both their inner and outer beauty.

Fun Facts About Mirrors

Since we couldn’t uncover the history of Compliment Your Mirror Day and it appears to be one of those holidays that just spontaneously appeared on the calendar one day, we thought that we would list some fun facts about mirrors. Yes, we uncovered some trivia about mirrors, so let’s take a look at it below.

Some Animals Understand The Concept Of Mirrors

Although not all animals understand that they’re looking at their own reflection when they’re looking in a mirror, there are some intelligent animals that do understand the concept that mirrors are reflecting their image back to them. These animals include magpies, dolphins, and elephants.

The Largest Man-Made Mirrors Are 8.4 Meters Across

The largest mirrors ever made for man were for the Magellan Telescope. These mirrors were 8.4 meters across, which is approximately 27.6 feet across. As of 2021, this telescope was still being built and it’s slated to be finished by the end of the 2020s.

The World’s Largest Natural Mirror Is In Bolivia

The world’s largest natural mirror is in Salar de Uyuni. That’s in the southwest corner of the country on the border with Chile. It’s located 12,000 feet above sea level and the flats there are incredibly flat. The level of the ground varies very little across the 4,086 square mile expanse, so when it’s turned into a shallow lake by the overflow of nearby lakes during the rainy season, it’s transformed into a mirror that reflects an image of the sky.

Humans Have Been Making Mirrors For Over 6,000 Years

Historians believe that mirrors have been around for a long, long time. It’s estimated that they probably began in Turkey and Persia around 6,000 years ago. These initial handheld mirrors were made from polished copper, brass, gold, or in some instances, obsidian. In Lebanon in 400 B.C., people began making handheld mirrors using glass instead of metals or obsidian.

How To Celebrate Compliment Your Mirror Day

If you’re wondering how you should celebrate this holiday on July 3rd, then we’ve gathered together some tips that we think will help you along. Let’s take a look at some of these tips below, shall we?

  • Use the hashtag #ComplimentYourMirrorDay on your social media accounts.
  • Every single time you pass a mirror, make sure to give yourself a compliment.
  • Write a note on your mirror that will boost your self-confidence.
  • Buy a new mirror for your home.
When is it?
This year (2024)
July 3 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
July 3 Thursday
Last year (2023)
July 3 Monday
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