National Pink Day

National Pink Day is a holiday that’s observed every June 23rd and celebrates pink in all of its forms. Although this color is most associated with femininity, love, and romance, and innocence, that is only because modern sensibilities have made it so. In the past, pink wasn’t a color that was reserved 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 tended to not dress their children according to gender. Instead, boys and girls were often dressed in white, or blue/pink clothing was used on both.

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

The History Of National Pink Day

As we said earlier, pink wasn’t a color that was exclusively for girls. It was a color that could be worn by both boys and girls, and that continues to be the case to this day 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 a lot more than femininity. It also represents romance, love, and even friendship.

Unfortunately, while tracing the color pink through history was pretty easy, we couldn’t come up with the information on National Pink Day. At this moment, we’re unsure of who invented this holiday, why they invented 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 that 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 out 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 Shepard’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 adding pink into your day in some way. This can easily be done by wearing pink clothing, dying 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 (2023)
June 23 Friday
Next year (2024)
June 23 Sunday
Last year (2022)
June 23 Thursday