National Different Colored Eyes Day
About National Different Colored Eyes Day
When is National Different Colored Eyes Day? This holiday is always celebrated on July 12
National Different Colored Eyes Day has two reasons to celebrate. First of all, this July 12 holiday celebrates the diversity of eye color. Wouldn’t the world be boring, if everyone had the same color 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 Dan Akroyd, David Bowie, Demi Moore, Jane Seymour, Max Scherzer, Keifer Sutherland, 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
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)
How to Celebrate National Different Colored Eyes Day
There are many things you can do to celebrate Different Colored Eyes Day. Here are a few ideas:
- Look for people with Heterochromia. Compliment them on their uniqueness.
- Look people right in the eye to see what color they are.
- Do you want to change your look? See your optometrist about getting colored contact lenses.
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – – Helen Keller
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 of 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.
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