National Wear Red Day in the United States
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.
Observe National Wear Red Day
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.
Note®National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA.
National Wear Red Day Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Fri||Feb 5||2010||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 4||2011||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 3||2012||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 1||2013||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 7||2014||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 6||2015||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 5||2016||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 3||2017||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 2||2018||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 1||2019||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 7||2020||National Wear Red Day||Observance|
Quick FactsNational Wear Red Day® raises public awareness of heart disease in women and ways to avoid and combat this problem.
National Wear Red Day 2016Friday, February 5, 2016
National Wear Red Day 2017Friday, February 3, 2017
Name in other languages
|National Wear Red Day||English|
|Día Nacional de Vestir Rojo||Spanish|
|국립 착용 빨간 날||Hebrew|
|يوم قومي للملابس الحمراء||Arabic|
|과달루페의 성모 축일||Korean|
|Nasjonal kle deg i rødt-dag||Norwegian|
|National Wear Red Day||German|
Other holidays in February 2016 in the United States
- National Freedom Day – Monday, February 1, 2016
- Groundhog Day – Tuesday, February 2, 2016
- Rosa Parks Day – Thursday, February 4, 2016
- Chinese New Year – Monday, February 8, 2016
- Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras – Tuesday, February 9, 2016
- Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, February 10, 2016
- Lincoln's Birthday – Friday, February 12, 2016
- Valentine's Day – Sunday, February 14, 2016
- Presidents' Day – Monday, February 15, 2016
- Linus Pauling Day – Sunday, February 28, 2016