National Unicorn Day
National Unicorn Day is observed next on Sunday, April 9th, 2023 (64 days from today).
April 9th every year is National Unicorn Day. The unicorn is a mythical creature resembling a white horse with a large, pointed, rainbow, spiral horn in the center of its forehead. Unicorns also have horse legs and a lion's tail. It is also considered as the national animal in Scotland. Its horns and blood are said to have mystical powers to change contaminated water and heal diseases. In the middle Ages and Renaissance, it was considered a symbol of purity, innocence, feminine strength, and grace, believed to be possessed only by virgins. Sometimes, narwhal tusks are sold as unicorn horns. However, the reality is that unicorns have never existed scientifically.
History of National Unicorn Day
The unicorn is known as a mythical creature, one with a large, spiral, and pointed horn that grows from its forehead. They have been discovered in early Mesopotamian art and are often recorded in myths originating in China, Greece, and India. In Greek mythology, there is a strong belief that unicorns have been running wild in some distant realm. That distant kingdom was India and the Greek physician Ctesias, mentioned in his book "On the Nature of Animals", and believed that India produced a single-horned horse. Some have suggested that he is not seeing a unicorn, but instead is talking about the Indian Rhino. In Iran, people believe that unicorns are found in Persepolis and the Hebrew Bible is used to describe an animal called ''re'em'' which is widely believed to be a unicorn.
The unicorn has always been considered a symbol of grace and purity, and the horn is said to have the power to cleanse poisonous water and heal diseases. In the middle Ages, they sold the tusks of a narwhal whale and advertised it as a Unicorn horn.
The Celts, Romans, and Persians also described a white god horse with a single horn. This creature is said to represent strength, grace and freedom. Unicorns have been a symbol of Scotland's coat of arms since the 12th century. As you can see, unicorns have been appeared in our society for a long time.
Reasons for National Unicorn Day being loved
- According to the legend
The mythical element of unicorns is one of the reasons they are so loved. Dr. Seuss once said ''sleep is like a unicorn, it's supposed to exist, and however, I doubt I'll see anything''.
- They are everywhere
The sheer way that Unicorns are attached to our lives shows how important they are to everyone. We watch them on TV, read about them in books, and they are everywhere. They are mythical, but they have an important place in society and we love them for it.
- We cannot stop looking
The rainbow beauty of the unicorn is in fact why we celebrate this day. That also helps to explain the reasons for being loved of us to have them on our clothes, bags, lunch bags and why we are so fascinated by these creatures. Therefore, dress up and use colors on this special day, you can look amazing like a unicorn.
How to celebrate National Unicorn Day
- Dress up as a Unicorn
Unicorn costumes are a great fashion statement and are super awesome outfits for kids. Create cute outfits or add iron paper unicorns and wear a unicorn t-shirt.
- Eat Unicorn-themed food
How about spending time on making and enjoying a pancake with many colors for breakfast, or share on the social media for a recipe of rainbow unicorn toast. How about a rainbow layered cake and a bowl of unicorn noodles? Experiment and go wild!
- Visit Scotland
Scotland is home to unicorns as they proudly wear unicorns on their coat of arms. Visit historic Edinburgh Castle near the National War Memorial or St Margaret's Chapel and look for unicorn carvings and sculptures on these historic buildings. If you cannot, read the history of unicorns in Scotland online.
ObservedNational Unicorn Day has been observed annually on April 9th.
Friday, April 9th, 2021
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Sunday, April 9th, 2023
Tuesday, April 9th, 2024
Wednesday, April 9th, 2025