National Pink Day

National Pink Day is a holiday observed every June 23rd that celebrates pink in all its forms. Although this color is most associated with femininity, love, romance, and innocence, that is only because modern sensibilities have made it so. In the past, pink wasn’t a color reserved exclusively for girls.

It was a color that could be worn by both girls and boys interchangeably. That’s because, in the 18th and 19th centuries, people did not dress their children according to gender. Instead, boys and girls were often dressed in white, and blue or pink clothing was used for both.

No matter how pink has been interpreted throughout history, one thing is certain: it’s a color that can evoke a lot of emotions in people and is therefore worthy of its own holiday.

The History of National Pink Day

As we mentioned earlier, pink wasn’t a color exclusively for girls. It was a color that could be worn by both boys and girls, and that continues to be the case today, although some people still think of pink as being feminine.

For a long while, men wouldn’t wear pink, but as the yellows, oranges, and browns of the 1970s fell out of fashion, pink dress shirts began to become fashionable in the 1980s. Now, pink is a color that people of all genders can feel free to wear, as it should be. After all, pink represents much more than femininity. It also represents romance, love, and even friendship.

Unfortunately, while tracing the color pink through history was relatively easy, we couldn’t find information on National Pink Day. At this moment, we’re unsure who invented this holiday, why they invented it, or even when it was invented. We believe this holiday was invented sometime between 2018 and 2021, but we can’t verify that information.

Some Facts About the Color Pink

Anyone who thinks they know everything there is to know about pink may want to check out this section of our holiday article. That’s because we’ve found some pretty interesting facts about pink that we think most people are unaware of. So without further ado, let’s check out the following facts about the color pink before we run off and celebrate National Pink Day.

  • On the third Sunday of Advent, the Shepherd’s Candle is lit. It’s pink because that color is the liturgical color for joy.
  • Pink ribbons are often used to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • This color didn’t receive the name “pink” until the 17th century.
  • Pink is often used for prison walls to calm inmates down.
  • Pink supposedly has a calming effect on the human mind.

Observing National Pink Day

National Pink Day can be observed by incorporating pink into your day in some way. This can easily be done by wearing pink clothing, dyeing your hair pink, wearing a pink ribbon, or even painting something pink.

People can also spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalPinkDay. Let’s all do our part to spread the news about this holiday so that we can all enjoy one of the most interesting and fascinating colors that exist.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 23 Sunday
Next year (2025)
June 23 Monday
Last year (2023)
June 23 Friday