The first Friday of February has been designated by the awareness campaign, Heart Truth, as National Wear Red Day ® in the United States. On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support of women’s heart health.
Is National Wear Red Day a Public Holiday?
National Wear Red Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.
People wear red as a way to bring attention to the problem of heart disease in women. Many women wear red dresses, the identifying symbol for the day. Health organizations hold seminars and public outreach events to educate people about prevention and screening of heart disease.
National Wear Red Day is not an official holiday so businesses, schools and government offices are open.
About National Wear Red Day
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (N.I.H.) in the U.S, Coronary Heart Disease is the “#1 killer of women in the United States”. The day, which was first observed in 2002, aims to bring national attention to this fact, and to raise awareness of women’s heart health.
®National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA.