National Pink Out Day

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Are you ready to paint the town pink? Get your pink outfits ready because National Pink Out Day is here to add a splash of color to your wardrobe! This fabulous day celebrates the power and vibrancy of the color pink, so get ready to embrace your inner Elle Woods and join in the fun.

When is Pink Out Day?

It's national pink out day on the 29th September.

A Brief History of National Pink Out Day

While the origins of National Pink Out Day are as mysterious as a matching pair of pink socks lost in the laundry, its popularity can be attributed to the internet and social media, where pink enthusiasts join forces to make a pink-tastic statement.

The first mention of National Pink Out Day online dates back to September 29, 2015, when the internet witnessed a surge in mentions and people showcasing their fabulous pink attire. Since then, it has become an annual celebration of the color that symbolizes femininity, love, and strength.

To participate in National Pink Out Day is easy peasy lemon squeezy. Simply wear something pink and show off your pink-loving spirit. Whether it's a pink t-shirt, pink socks, or even pink accessories, let your pink flag fly high and proud!

History behind the term 'Pink Out'


Breast cancer awareness campaigns gain popularity

Breast cancer awareness campaigns have been around for years, but in 2007, they started gaining significant popularity. The campaigns aimed to educate the public about breast cancer, encourage early detection, and raise funds for research. These campaigns typically involved the color pink to symbolize the cause.


Sports events begin incorporating 'pink out' concept

In 2010, the 'pink out' concept started to appear at sports events. Schools, teams, and fans began organizing 'pink out' games as a way to show support for breast cancer awareness. During these games, participants would wear pink clothing, accessories, and often decorate the sports venues with pink decorations.


High schools popularize 'pink out' homecoming games

The 'pink out' trend gained momentum in 2011 when many high schools started hosting 'pink out' homecoming games. These games aimed to raise awareness about breast cancer and honor cancer survivors. Students would dress in pink attire, decorate the school campus with pink ribbons and banners, and participate in fundraising activities.


'Pink out' spreads to professional sports

By 2012, the 'pink out' movement had spread to professional sports leagues, such as the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB). Athletes, coaches, and fans began proudly donning pink uniforms, accessories, and equipment. The 'pink out' games became highly anticipated events, raising both awareness and substantial funds for breast cancer charities.


'Pink out' across various industries

In 2014, the 'pink out' concept expanded beyond sports to encompass various industries. Companies, schools, and organizations started organizing 'pink out' days to support breast cancer awareness. People would wear pink attire to work, schools would hold pink-themed fundraising events, and businesses would donate a portion of their profits to breast cancer research and support.

Did you know?

Did you know that the color pink wasn't always associated with femininity? In the early 20th century, pink was actually considered a masculine color, while blue was associated with femininity. It wasn't until the 1940s that the gender association of pink and blue flipped!


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First identified

28th September 2015

Most mentioned on

29th September 2015

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