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National Wear Red Day 2024 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.

Is National Wear Red Day a Public Holiday?

National Wear Red Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Wear red on the first Friday of February to raise awareness of heart disease in women.


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.

Public Life

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 “


®National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA.

National Wear Red Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018FriFeb 2National Wear Red DayObservance
2019FriFeb 1National Wear Red DayObservance
2020FriFeb 7National Wear Red DayObservance
2021FriFeb 5National Wear Red DayObservance
2022FriFeb 4National Wear Red DayObservance
2023FriFeb 3National Wear Red DayObservance
2024FriFeb 2National Wear Red DayObservance
2025FriFeb 7National Wear Red DayObservance
2026FriFeb 6National Wear Red DayObservance
2027FriFeb 5National Wear Red DayObservance
2028FriFeb 4National Wear Red DayObservance

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