Nail Day

Nail Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on May 5th. No, this isn’t a holiday dedicated to construction nails. It’s not a day for people to celebrate common, framing, box, roofing, or masonry nails. Instead, it’s a holiday dedicated to the acrylic nails that are worn over a person’s natural fingernails.

It’s a day to enjoy the many varieties, colors, and styles that these nails come in and how they have become an integral part of many people’s fashion. Anyone and everyone who wants to pay homage to nails may want to mark this holiday on their calendar.

The History of Nail Day

This holiday was created by a UK company known as Elegant Touch. This brand is well-known around the world for its line of false nails that are available to people in a variety of different styles, colors, and sizes. Although we’re unsure of exactly when this holiday was created, we do know that it has been observed for quite a few years now.

Some Quick Facts About Acrylic Nails

Below are some quick facts about acrylic nails that we think everyone should know. We gathered these facts as we were doing research for Nail Day. It’s our sincerest wish that our readers find them educational and informative. Let’s take a quick look at them before we continue with our discussion of this day.

  • Acrylic nails were invented by a dentist named Fred Slack in 1954.
  • Artificial nails predate acrylic nails, however. Since ancient Egypt, nails have been made from bones, ivory, nut shells, and even gold.
  • Acrylic nails should last about 2 to 3 weeks before they need to be replaced.

Observing Nail Day

People can get involved with this holiday simply by putting on new nails and posting them on social media using the hashtags #Nailfie or #NailDay. This is also a good day for people to host a nail party at their home, or they can take the party to a nail salon. Either way, this is a great way for people to try different styles.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 5 Sunday
Next year (2025)
May 5 Monday
Last year (2023)
May 5 Friday
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