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Pink Cadillac Day - September 1
Sun, Sep 1, 2024

Pink Cadillac Day

Pink Cadillac Day is a holiday founded in honor of the iconic car that became a real landmark of America in the middle of the last century. Thanks to Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen, what was initially an inconspicuous car transformed into a work of art and a symbol of luxury. On September 1, 1957, Elvis Presley’s legendary performance took place in Tacoma, Washington, at the Lincoln Bowl. Since then, the beginning of fall has been associated with pink and unexpected impulses.

History

The Americans affectionately call the famous pink Cadillac the “Caddy.” The bright color of the car attracted the attention of people in the mid-20th century when flashy tights, shiny belts with large buckles, and sideburns were in high fashion. Style icons at the time included Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Ace. The pink Cadillac reflects the evolution of American culture since World War II. Furthermore, it was during this period that cars became accessible to millions of Americans. Elvis Presley, a symbol of the Cultural Revolution, famously had his neighbor repaint a traditional black Cadillac pink. To this day, millions of people worldwide participate in auctions and sales to acquire a pink Cadillac figurine.

Interesting Facts

  • Elvis Presley was a fan of cars, amassing a fleet of more than 200 vehicles.
  • Known for his distinctive dance style featuring active pelvic movements, Elvis earned the nickname “Elvis the Pelvis.”
  • Elvis Presley’s eccentricities extended to his culinary preferences, including a fondness for deep-fried pickles.
  • The singer actively starred in films, with his filmography including more than 30 cinematic works.
  • Interestingly, during his career, Presley did not perform a single concert outside of North America, yet he is loved worldwide.

How to Take Part

On Pink Cadillac Day, don some pink wardrobe items, throw an Elvis Presley-themed party, and toast to this amazing man who has become a symbol of the era. Read about the automobile boom that took place in the middle of the last century in America. Be bold and original, inspired by the images and lifestyle of Elvis Presley.

When is Pink Cadillac Day celebrated in 2024?

Pink Cadillac Day is observed on September 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026
Wednesday September 1 2027
Friday September 1 2028
Saturday September 1 2029