National Different Colored Eyes Day

Heterochromia occurs when a person either has eyes that contain more than one color or has eyes of different colors. Why is that important? Because National Different Colored Eyes Day celebrates individuals with two different colored eyes. This holiday falls on July 12th every year and encourages everyone to not only celebrate those with mismatched eyes but also to learn more about heterochromia. Although this condition is rare, with fewer than 200,000 people diagnosed in the U.S., it is a condition that people are likely to recognize thanks to the public profiles of celebrities with heterochromia, such as Dan Aykroyd or Kate Bosworth.

Celebrities With Heterochromia

Want to know which celebrities have heterochromia? We assumed most people would, so we decided to list some celebrities with this condition below. It should be noted that not everyone with heterochromia has completely different colored eyes. Some individuals have varying shades of color in each eye or a ring around the iris of a different color.

  • Alice Eve
  • Gracie Allen
  • Joe Pesci
  • Simon Pegg
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Olivia Wilde

The History Of National Different Colored Eyes Day

National Different Colored Eyes Day was created by Jeanne Quinn of B Able Incorporated. At this point, we’re unsure exactly when it was created, but we believe that it has been around for quite some time. We’ll continue searching for the origin of this holiday.

Observing National Different Colored Eyes Day

People can celebrate any friends or family members who have different colored eyes on this holiday. They can also use the hashtag #NationalDifferentColoredEyesDay on social media if they have different colored eyes to share their unique eye color combination with the world.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 12 Friday
Next year (2025)
July 12 Saturday
Last year (2023)
July 12 Wednesday
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