Bald and Free Day - October 14
Sat, Oct 14, 2023

Bald and Free Day

Bald and Free Day is celebrated on October 14th. This day is entirely dedicated to beautiful bald people who suffer from baldness for medical or natural reasons.


Shaving the beard and head dates back to the Stone Age, when heads were shaved with pointed shells. Ancient priests from Rome and Egypt would often shave their heads to stay cool in the hot climate. It is believed that the Egyptians were the first to create tools for shaving from copper and gold. In the 1950s, it was believed that a bald man was courageous, confident, disciplined and tough. In the 90s, when baldness was at its peak, many famous people, from Bruce Willis to Michael Jordan, shaved their heads. Today, people often shave their heads to support cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. It is not known when the first Bald and Free Day was held, but it is believed to have been created to encourage people to take pride in their appearance, regardless of their baldness.

Interesting facts

  • In the past, Egyptians used a mixture of ground mice, bear fat, horse teeth and scrapings from the nails to treat baldness.
  • 80% of baldness is inherited.
  • 44% of women aged 35-45 believe that bald men are more attractive than others.
  • You can lose 50% of your hair before anyone else notices you’re going bald.

How to take part

A big problem for balding men is a decrease in self-esteem. On Bald and Free Day, support people with cancer and shave your head – it’s the easiest thing you can do for these people. If you are bald, share all the benefits of a bald head on social media and encourage others to join in the celebration and show their pride.

When is Bald and Free Day celebrated in 2023?

Bald and Free Day is observed on October 14 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 14 2023
Monday October 14 2024
Tuesday October 14 2025
Wednesday October 14 2026

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