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National Silly Earring Day – April 13, 2023

National Silly Earring Day is celebrated every year on April 13. It was founded in April 2021 by Olena Kagui. She sells thousands of earrings faithfully amassed on Oddity Cart. Earrings are the perfect accessory; they come in various styles and sizes. She had a perfect earring for every occasion. Silly earrings are a terrific way to express yourself while putting a smile on everyone’s face. Wear googly-eyed hot dogs, bright power tools, big disco balls, pizzas, whatever you want! Your imagination is the only limit.

History of National Silly Earring Day

Earrings are not only made using valuable metals and diamonds but also fabric, polymer clay, and resin. There are no documented or hypothetical accounts of the first earrings. We know that earrings and piercings are quite ancient practices, as in biblical times. Guys generally wore them. In the city of Persepolis, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire (550 B.C. — 330 B.C.), archeological evidence in the form of wall carvings suggests that Persian men wore earrings.

Earrings were in and out of style in Europe throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Courtiers sometimes wore them as a sign of affluence. From the 17th through the 19th century, earring styles changed with women’s fashion. When Victorian morals governed England in the late 19th century, piercing was considered one of the most impolite practices.

Ear piercing was not popular in the U.S. until the 1950s. Though many deemed earrings vulgar in the first part of the twentieth century, the clip-on type was more acceptable. Ear piercing’s enormous appeal has created a large market for earrings, contributing to the comparative variety of design. In the 1970s, multiple piercings in one or both ears became popular in mainstream America. Initially, ladies would wear the second set of earrings in their earlobes, while men would double-pierce a single earlobe. In the 1980s, British men began to pierce both ears.

National Silly Earring Day timeline

550 B.C.
Persian Men Wear Earrings

Persian men in the city of Persepolis, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, wear earrings.

17th Century
Victorian Era Earring Styles

In the 17th century, earring styles change with women's fashions.

1950s
Ear Piercing at Home

People pierce their ears at home as there was no commercial market for ear piercing yet.

1970s
Multiple Piercings

Multiple piercings in one or both ears becomes popular in mainstream America.

National Silly Earring Day FAQs

What are the names of simple earrings?

Simple earrings are earrings with studs.

What are dangling earrings?

Dangling earrings are those earrings that hang below the earlobe and swing from side to side and to and fro.

What are Huggie earrings?

Huggie hoop earrings are little hoop earrings that hug the ear.

National Silly Earring Day Activities

  1. Wear a pair of silly earrings

    Today is National Silly Earring Day to honor the most flexible jewelry! Wear your favorite set of earrings for the day, no matter how goofy they look.

  2. Create your earrings

    Find something around your house, drill a hole in it, add a hook, and wear it in your ears if you're feeling crafty. Wine corks and chess pieces can also be used as an earring.

  3. Post a pic of your favorite earrings

    Remember to celebrate #SillyEarringDay by posting photos of your favorite pair with the hashtag #SillyEarringDay. You can also wear these silly earrings on other days to make a statement.

5 Interesting Facts About Earrings

  1. The greatest earring collection

    Carol McFadden (U.S.) was awarded the Guinness World Record for having the most extraordinary collection of earrings, amounting to a total of 37,706 pairs!

  2. Shakespeare wore hoop earrings

    Shakespeare is shown wearing gold hoop earrings in several images of the 17th century.

  3. The discovery of ancient earrings

    Archaeologists in China unearthed earrings that date between 7,500 and 8,200 years ago at the Xinglongwa culture site in Chifeng city in Inner Mongolia.

  4. It improves memory

    Ear piercing affects the brain, which helps to improve memory.

  5. Ear pressure spots aid digestion

    The pressure spots on the ears are beneficial to digestion.

Why We Love National Silly Earring Day

  1. We can dress up our body

    Earrings allow us to accessorize our bodies with a variety of accessories. Proper earrings can elevate even the most basic clothing.

  2. It's a way of expressing yourself

    Jewelry is a means of self-expression and art for many people. Silly earrings are a terrific way to attract attention and exhibit one's individuality.

  3. It makes a statement

    Earrings are the simplest accessory to make a statement. It's a great way to stay current with your particular style. You can always count on modern jewelry to add flair and interest to any outfit.

National Silly Earring Day dates

YearDateDay
2023April 13Thursday
2024April 13Saturday
2025April 13Sunday
2026April 13Monday
2027April 13Tuesday

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