World Beard Day
World Beard Day is celebrated on first Saturday of September on every year. This year it will be celebrated on 1st September. This day is celebrated internationally with people from every country and continent around the world gathering together with their beards. The beard is the symbol of manliness; there is always a great respect for someone sporting a nice beard. This day celebrates the beard and all it has been, become, and will be in days to come.
“Shave off your beard and wear a dress. You would be a great female impersonator” – Simon Cowell
History of World Beard Day
The Origin of World Beard Day has been lost to history; this is not shocking considering that there is proof that the Danish Vikings have observed a day in tribute of their beard going back as far as 800 AD. In those old August days, a particular specific day was not there to honour the beard, but they had a lot of celebrations all over the region, few such celebrations were little crazy. Example, In Dönskborg, Sweden all those who don’t have a beard are expelled from the town, and they spend a day and night in the nearby forest. In town, their blameworthy clean-faced men are protected by those people having incredible beards. In southern Spain, there is a story of having a boxing match between the bearded man and a beardless boy if you can call it a boxing match when the man is armed with a sharp pike. Shaving the beard on World Beard Day is considered as a disrespect act.
Other Celebrations on September 1
September 1, 2018, is also celebrated as
- Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day
- Emma M Nutt Day
- International Turkey Vulture Day
- No Rhyme or Reason Day
How to Celebrate World Beard Day
On World Beard Day the beard is held in high esteem, This day is celebrated differently in different parts of the world, but all these celebrations share one thing in common “Beard.” participate in those ceremonies and also share pictures with your beard on social media with the hashtag #WorldBeardDay.