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National Different Colored Eyes Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on July 12

National Different Colored Eyes Day has two reasons to celebrate.  First of all, it celebrates diversity of eye color. Wouldn't the world be boring, if everyone had the same color of eyes? Jeanne Quinn, the creator of this day says it's "a good day to celebrate the uniqueness of people.... especially those with different colored eyes!"

Secondly, it recognizes an eye condition called Heterochromia. People who have this trait,  have two different colors of eyes. One eye may be brown, while the other is blue.  Famous people who have Heterochromia include David Bowie, Jane Seymour, Max Scherzer, and Christopher Walken.

Your eyes are an important part of your appearance. They are also important in communications. When you look into your lover's eyes, you need to like what you see. Making "eye contact" just wouldn't be the same without different colored eye. Isn't it great that we have a variety of eye colors to set us apart from one another?

Eye colors include:

  • Shades of brown
  • Shades of blue
  • Shades of green
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Hazel

Celebrate National Different Colored Eyes Day by taking particular notice of the eye colors of everyone you see. Another way to celebrate, is to wear different (not matching) shoes, socks, earrings, etc.

Theme Song: Don't it Turn Your Brown Eyes Blue? Honorable Mention: Brown Eyed Girl and  Green Eyed Lady.

Favorite Music Album: 'Ol Blue Eyes is Back, Frank Sinatra (1973)

The History and Origin of National Different Colored Eyes Day:

This special holiday was created in 1986 by Jeanne Quinn from Suburban Philadelphia, PA. Yes, Jeanne has Heterochromia . The date was selected, as it is her birthday.

At its inception, Quinn named this holiday "National Different Colored Eyes Day". Shortly after, and for decades, it was simply called "Different Colored Eyes Day". Around 2017, a couple websites added the word "National" back onto the title. We use the word "National" in the title, as this is the preference of the creator of this holiday.

Quinn said there is no Presidential proclamation or congressional resolution making this a true "National" day.  

Definition of "National" Days - and why it so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

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