National Mani Pedi Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to manicures and pedicures. These methods of nail care have been known for several millennia and continue to be in high demand among modern women. After all, who wouldn’t want to have beautiful, healthy and attractive nails on their lessons and feet? The holiday is celebrated on April 25.
According to available historical information, for the first time manicures began to be done in ancient India, around 3000 B.C. There were applied to the nails henna, to give them the right color. It had both an aesthetic affiliation and was a necessity for certain ceremonies. From there, the art of nail treatment soon spread to China. 1500 years later, already in Ancient Egypt began to popularize the care not only for the hands, but also for the feet. The coloring was an attempt to distinguish wealthy people and members of the ruling classes from slaves.
In the Middle Ages, nail care culture was less popular. In its modern form it appeared in the 20th century, in Europe. The center of manicure was considered France. Gradually, special beauty salons appeared, which in their services included not only nail coloring, but also their treatment, as well as foot massage procedures and much more.
- Most women, going for a pedicure, not only want to get a beautiful color of the nails, but also to improve the condition of the feet: get rid of keratinized skin, cracks and the like.
- The oldest nail care set was found in the ruins of ancient Babylon. It is over 5,000 thousand years old!
- Short nails became trendy for women during the Renaissance. Groomed trimmed nails were associated with tenderness and femininity.
How to celebrate
Visit a salon on National Mani Pedi Day – give yourself a gift! Learn more about nail care traditions in different countries. Find original manicure ideas online and bring them to life!
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, do they visit specialists to take care of their nails? How often do they do it?
When National Mani-Pedi Day celebrated in 2023?
National Mani-Pedi Day is observed on April 25 each year.