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June 23rd is National Pink Day
you're looking for something to do today then it's time to celebrate
the neglected because it's National Pink Day! Pink isn't just for
the ladies so buck up and show it some love... dudes! Let's get
right into celebrating National Pink Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, think about it... how many of you actually enjoy getting
decked out in pink or having pink things? Sure, some of you ladies
might like some pink things on occasion but some of you hate the color.
And guys, well unless you're one trendy fool then you probably don't
get anywhere near pink things! So with all that neglect, I think pink
deserves its own day to really celebrate and appreciate this soft
color. It's funny though... pink isn't just some made up name; it
comes from flowers called pinks with a genus of Dianthus. And the word
pink refers to the edge of the flowers, which are often frilly. Because
"to pink" is something that has been said since the 14th century and it
means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern". The word pink
actually wasn't used as a noun until the late 17th century. But the
usage of pink in the sense of it being a verb is still used today too;
hence why we have pinking shears.
But ever since the 1920s pink
has always been for boys and blue was for girls. Yes, that's not a
typo! Pink was seen as stronger and related to red which was masculine
so it was for boys. And they thought blue was "delicate, dainty and
pretty" so it was for girls. It wasn't until the 1940s that things flip
flopped. So really, who decides who pink is for? Which era of time was
right? Does it matter? Are you ready to wear some pink?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, do you have any pink
things? Break them out! Even if you hate the shirt or whatever it is
that's pink, give it a little attention today! Wear it with pride and
don't let anyone make fun of you for it. There will be no pink shaming
If you don't have anything pink then why don't you go on
a fun shopping trip with your family or friends? Have everything try to
find some of the wackiest looking pink things, it's even better if it's
stuff you can wear! Then you can all get suited up in pink and then go
somewhere in a crowd... maybe to a restaurant? Then laugh at how many
people look at you for flashing so much pink before their eyes.
You could even make a bunch of pink food today! How's salmon and
shrimp sound? If you're not into seafood then why don't you just break
out some food coloring, frosting or sprinkles? Make some pink bread, a
pink cake, pink noodles, a pink soup or anything else you can come up
with! Today is the day to say screw the 20s, screw the 40s... pink is
for everyone! Have a great day and oh my... you look good in pink!