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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.

A woman in red throwing red fabric.
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 “#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.

National Wear Red Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
FriFeb 52010National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 42011National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 32012National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 12013National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 72014National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 62015National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 52016National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 32017National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 22018National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 12019National Wear Red DayObservance 
FriFeb 72020National Wear Red DayObservance 

Quick Facts

National Wear Red Day® raises public awareness of heart disease in women and ways to avoid and combat this problem.

National Wear Red Day 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

National Wear Red Day 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019


Name in other languages

National Wear Red DayEnglish
Día Nacional de Vestir RojoSpanish
국립 착용 빨간 날Hebrew
يوم قومي للملابس الحمراءArabic
과달루페의 성모 축일Korean
Nasjonal kle deg i rødt-dagNorwegian
National Wear Red DayGerman

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in February 2019 in the United States

World Holiday on February 2, 2019

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