National No Bra Day - October 13
Fri, Oct 13, 2023

National No Bra Day

National No Bra Day is celebrated on October 13th every year as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It all started in 2011 when Dr. Mitchell Brown declared October 19th Bra Day in Toronto, Canada, as a way to raise awareness about the importance of mammologist exams and self-examinations for early diagnosis of cancer. A similar day was proposed by a person with the pseudonym Anastasia Donuts, who called it National No Bra Day and created a website for it.


National No Bra Day was officially combined with Bra Day and moved to October 13th in 2014. This holiday dates back to 2011, when a person with the pseudonym Anastasia Donuts, proposed a day called National No Bra Day and created a website for it. Three years later, both of these holidays were combined and moved to October 13, in order to celebrate the national day every year since then. October also hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Month to remind women of the importance of taking care of their health.

Interesting facts

  • Around 1600 BC, the first case of cancer was recorded in an ancient Egyptian papyrus found by Edwin Smith. The document described 8 cases of breast cancer.
  • In 1882, the first mastectomy was performed by the American surgeon William Halsted.
  • In 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Week was organized in the United States.
  • In 1991, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation popularized the pink ribbon as a symbol of the fight against breast cancer.

How to take part

Both men and women should be aware of this holiday, since both sexes are susceptible to breast cancer. Self-exams are essential in the early detection of this serious disease, so doctors recommend that you check yourself regularly. On the occasion of the holiday, you can find advice and tips from specialists on the internet about how best to examine yourself and what to look out for.

When is National No Bra Day celebrated in 2023?

National No Bra Day is observed on October 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 13 2023
Sunday October 13 2024
Monday October 13 2025
Tuesday October 13 2026