April 9 is time to plunge into a fairy tale, and celebrate National Unicorn Day with children or alone. Adults want to return to a carefree time filled with illusions and magic. Time to revisit myths and legends from fictional worlds. The unicorn is a fabulous embodiment of goodness, justice, beauty, admiration, honesty, loyalty, and freedom.
The unicorn is mentioned as a mythological creature in eastern countries legends (China, India), depicted as horse with horn. Ancient Greeks believed unicorns live in the far, unexplored eastern lands in mysterious kingdoms. This creature was also known to the peoples of Iranian origin. Celtic legends spoke about the unicorn as a symbol of freedom and grace. Scots chose it as their national symbol, putting it on their coats of arms.
Horn is a tool the animal uses for healing all diseases.
- Narwhal tusks were often sold in the Middle Age as unicorn horns.
- The holiday has been celebrated since April 2015.
- A unicorn appears in the Harry Potter books. The animal’s blood is endowed with healing power.
- Unicorns are often placed as an emblem on clothes, and are a symbol of various children’s organizations and events.
Celebrate this day with dignity, dress up in a unicorn costume or with unicorn makeup, read a corresponding story or children’s book, or order a dessert with a unicorn image on it.
When is National Unicorn Day celebrated in 2024?
National Unicorn Day is observed on April 9 each year.