National No Bra Day is celebrated on October 13 every year. However, most women celebrate this holiday every evening when they come home from work and change into home clothes. However, this fun holiday has a very serious reason and is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This holiday dates back to 2011, when in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Mitchell Brown declared October 19 Bra Day. This holiday was created to raise women’s awareness of the need for examination by a mammologist and self-examination for early diagnosis of cancer. Earlier in July 2011, a similar day was proposed by a person with the pseudonym Anastasia Donuts, who called it National No Bra Day and even 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.
- around 1600 B.C. recorded the first case of cancer: it was mentioned in an ancient Egyptian papyrus found by Edwin Smith. The document described 8 cases of breast cancer;
- in 1882, Halsted’s first mastectomy was performed by the American surgeon William Halsted;
- in 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Week was organized in the United States;
- In 1991, thanks to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, pink ribbons became a symbol of the fight against breast cancer.
How to celebrate
Both women and men should be attentive to the celebration of this national day, because both sexes are susceptible to breast cancer. Of great importance in identifying this serious disease at an early stage is self-examination and the search for seals. On the Internet, doctors talk about how best to examine themselves, what you should pay attention to – the recommendations of specialists can be found on the occasion of the holiday.
When is National No Bra Day celebrated in 2022?
National No Bra Day is observed on October 13 each year.