National Handsome Day

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Hey there, handsome! Are you ready to celebrate National Handsome Day? Well, get ready to bask in all your good looks and charm because this day is dedicated to celebrating the handsomeness in all of us. So, put on your favorite outfit, give yourself a pep talk in the mirror, and let's dive into the history of this fabulous day!

When is Handsome Day?

It's national handsome day on the 16th June.

The Birth of Handsomeness

Did you know that National Handsome Day was first observed on June 16, 2015? That's right, this day was created to recognize and appreciate all the handsome souls wandering this beautiful earth. It's a day to celebrate the power of a strong jawline, a killer smile, and a wink that could make hearts skip a beat.

Embrace Your Handsomeness

Celebrating National Handsome Day is all about embracing your own version of handsome. Whether you're tall, short, slim, or curvy, remember that true handsomeness comes from within. It's all about confidence, kindness, and a dash of charisma.

You could spend the day pampering yourself with a spa day, buying a new outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks, or even treating yourself to a delicious meal at a fancy restaurant. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it makes you feel like the handsome devil you are.

Share the Handsomeness

National Handsome Day is not just about celebrating your own handsome self. It's also a perfect opportunity to appreciate the handsome people in your life. Take a moment to compliment your partner, friend, or family member on their good looks. Spread the handsome vibes!

History behind the term 'Handsome'

15th century

Old English beginnings

The term 'handsome' originated in the 15th century from Old English. It was derived from the word 'hondsom', which meant easy to handle or manage. At this time, the term was primarily used to describe something that was convenient or well-suited for a particular purpose.

16th century

Physical attractiveness

During the 16th century, the meaning of 'handsome' began to shift towards physical attractiveness. It started being used to describe someone with a pleasing and impressive appearance. The term was commonly used to compliment the appearance of men.

18th century

Imposing elegance

In the 18th century, 'handsome' took on a new connotation of elegance and grandeur. It was often used to describe large and impressive structures, such as handsome houses or handsome architecture. This usage highlighted the idea of something being visually appealing and aesthetically pleasing.

20th century

Handsome as a positive attribute

By the 20th century, 'handsome' had become a commonly used term to describe men who were considered attractive. It became synonymous with good looks and charm. Handomeness also became a highly desired trait in popular culture, with actors and celebrities often being referred to as handsome.

Present day

Gender-neutral application

In modern times, the term 'handsome' has expanded its usage beyond just men and can now be applied to people of any gender. It is used to describe individuals who possess both physical attractiveness and appealing qualities. 'Handsome' now encompasses a wide range of positive attributes, including grace, charisma, and overall appeal.


Continued evolution

As language and societal norms continue to evolve, the term 'handsome' may undergo further shifts in meaning. It will likely adapt to fit the changing ideals of attractiveness and beauty in different cultures and eras, reflecting the ever-evolving nature of human perception and desire.

Did you know?

Did you know that 'handsome' is not always reserved for men? The term can be used to describe beautiful and well-presented women too! So, ladies, join in the celebration and let your inner beauty shine!


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16th June 2015

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