Red Hat Society Day

Red Hat Society Day is observed next on Friday, April 25th, 2025 (287 days from today).

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History of Red Hat Society Day

Red Hat Society Day on April 25th celebrates the first meeting of The Red Hat Society in 1998. The association is a social organization for women over the age of 50. The first founder of this organization was Sue Ellen Cooper lived in California. In 1997, she gave her friend a red melon hat as a birthday present. Along with the cantaloupe, she gave her friend a copy of a poem by Jenny Joseph. The poem, titled "Warning," begins with the lines, "When I'm an old woman, I'll wear purple with a red hat that doesn't go and doesn't suit me." Many of her friends asked for red hats for their birthdays and they ended up buying purple clothes to match the poem. On April 25th, 1998, they all gathered for a tea party that is chosen as the first meeting of the Red Hats.

Today, society focuses on promoting attachment between women. Initially, only women over the age of 50 could participate, but now the organization is open to women of all ages. However, members still adhere to the poem and any member under the age of 50 must wear a pink hat and lavender-colored clothing while those over the age of 50 can wear red hats and colored clothing. Violet. Most members of the Red Hat Society often actively take part in a lot of activities including tea parties, games and other social activities.

History of red color

The color red as well as its symbols has changed many times throughout history. Red was one of the first colors appeared in prehistoric paintings. Red is used to paint their face by the ancient Egyptians and Mayans. In ancient Rome, generals would use red to signify victory. At present, the meaning of red is different from country to country in the world. In Europe and the United States, red is said to be a symbol for passion, anger, love and joy. In many Asian countries like China and India, red is the color of happiness and good luck. We often use the word red in idioms and expressions. Red can be used to express emotions, such as "seeing red" when you are angry. Expressions like “red flag” and “red” represent a warning sign and indicate financial trouble. Moreover, it is also used to recommend both good and bad things. Red carpets are used for special events, whereas someone caught doing something wrong is forcing them to do something wrong. The most famous usage of red is red herring; however, it is a false clue. In addition, it is often used in crime shows and other investigative entertainment.

Regardless of your favorite red phrase, today is a day to spend with good friends and to celebrate wearing your favorite red hat together.


Red Hat Society Day has been observed annually on April 25th.


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