National Bandanna Day - October
Fri, Oct 28, 2022

National Bandanna Day

National Bandana Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday of October. The holiday is dedicated not just to the beauty and practicality of the accessory. It has become a real symbol for people suffering from oncology. This is a terrible disease that develops rapidly and destroys healthy cells.


National Day was founded by the Australian youth movement CanTeen. They encouraged people to wear a bandana to support cancer patients. The fact is that chemotherapy not only helps to destroy tumors, but also negatively affects other factors. With active therapy, hair begins to fall out. Many people do not want to go bald, so they always wear a hat or buy wigs.

Hair loss is traumatic. This is shown by surveys conducted with sick people. 8% of the respondents answered that they would have avoided chemo if they had known in the beginning that they would lose their hair. Children and adults wear a bandana to hide the disease from others and not suffer from social isolation.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • an analogue of the accessory appeared in ancient Rome and Greece. It was a kind of square-shaped fabric scarf. It was created from cotton and was decorated with patterns;
  • the gang is used by everyone: sailors, bikers, miners, representatives of LGBT communities, teenagers and the elderly;
  • the first wave of popularization of the accessory occurred during the revolution in the United States;
  • the bandana is a symbol of the struggle for workers’ rights;
  • such a small thing has influenced the culture of many countries.

How to celebrate

Put on a bandana and walk around the city in it! Before that, look at the various variations on tying it. Buy a new model with a bright print for yourself or a loved one. Immerse yourself in the history of the emergence of things on a larger scale – there are a lot of interesting things in it. Make a donation to a cancer support organization or volunteer.

When is National Bandanna Day celebrated in 2022?

National Bandanna Day is observed on the last Friday of October each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 28 2022
Friday October 27 2023
Friday October 25 2024
Friday October 31 2025
Friday October 30 2026