National Two Different Colored Shoes Day:
The National Two Different Colored Shoes Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd of May in honor of uniqueness in every person.
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Why National Two Different Colored Shoes Day?
Think of a world where everyone is the same. Everyone is homogenous with no unique characteristic to differentiate between any of us. Could you even think of two houses looking the same in every aspect? Doesn’t it sound boring at the mere mention of it? This is why it is important to have some amount of individuality and perspective in every individual to bring about uniqueness and flavor to the world. This uniqueness and the individuality in humans is worthy of a celebration on its own and that is why we are celebrating the National Two Different Colored Shoes Day.
The Day is designed to celebrate the uniqueness among us, the fact that we are different from each other, and how we should love these differences and embrace them with a full heart. The day is a reminder that we all have a unique quality that separates us from others and we need to accept and acknowledge this characteristic within us.
How can we celebrate National Two Different Colored Shoes Day:
If you are wondering how to celebrate this day and make it an event to remember for life, then here we have a few tips to guide you in your quest.
- Of course, the best way is to wear two different colored shoes like how Dr. Arlene Kaiser started off with.
- If you are bold enough then you can try bolder colors with stark contrasts like black and red or white and green and more and wear them outside. Of course, if you don’t want to get attention to your shoes, then you can still celebrate this day with subtle color changes by pairing black and brown colors and so on.
- It is not just shoes that will sparkle your individuality. The day is about wearing what you love and not be bothered about who you are. Show off your flaunting style in your own style and colors and be proud of your individuality.
- You can also learn more about your roots and your culture which makes you a unique person and embrace them into your daily lives.
While there is no specific way to celebrate this day, as it is all about embracing your distinctive feature, be bold to embrace yourself which is the true spirit of the celebration. Share your ideas and how unique you are on your online forums and remember to use the hashtag #NationalTwoDifferentColoredShoesDay.
Interesting facts about National Two Different Colored Shoes Day:
On this day, let us get to know more about shoes and some interesting facts about them.
- While there are many who think mismatched shoes mean an act of defiance, there are some designers who think that you can elevate the design of a simple outfit with the rightly mismatched classic shoes.
- While heeled shoes are generally associated with women, it is men who first wore heels. This was because earlier wearing heels indicated a higher class in society and those riding horses had to wear heels to stay in the stirrup.
- Barleycorns were first used as a means for measurement when King Edward II of Britain declared it so. This was in the early 1300s and he declared that three barleycorns length should be considered as an inch.
- Sneakers are called so as it has rubber soles which can easily help you to sneak around without even the slightest of the sound.
- On average you would find at least 19 pairs of shoes owned by women in the US.
- The ruby red slippers of Dorothy, the iconic ones from The Wizard of Oz was sold for over $660000 and continues to be the most expensive shoe to be sold so far.
History of National Two Different Colored Shoes Day:
Interestingly the history of this day do not trace back to a shoe company or an accidental celebration of an event. This celebration was initiated by Dr. Arlene Kaiser in an effort to uphold and applaud the differences and diversity in every individual. The day actually started out as a simple event over a few weeks with Dr. Arlene Kaiser walking out with two different colored shoes on a few days. Suddenly snowballed into a bigger celebration and that is how we have this day now celebrated on 3rd of May every year.