Tiara Day – May 24, 2023

Tiara Day is an international holiday that is celebrated on May 24 every year. It is a holiday used to empower women and celebrate them for their amazing contributions to the home and society. A tiara is a piece of jewelry worn on the head of a woman that represents intelligence and strength. Every woman deserves a crown for the work that they do every day, and that is why Tiara Day was set aside to remind women to celebrate themselves and for others to appreciate all their hard work. Giving power to women benefits society as a whole, as women are responsible for the continuation and raising of future generations.

History of Tiara Day

Tiara Day has been observed worldwide on May 24 since 2005. This special women-centered holiday was founded by Barbara Bellissimo and the date was chosen to coincide with the birthday of Queen Victoria. Everyone can wear a tiara on Tiara Day. It has a way of making you feel like royalty. A tiara is an ornamental crown; it is usually made of precious metals and adorned with jewels. Women wear them on formal occasions and they are most common among socialites and royalty. There are plastic costume jewelry tiaras that can be worn to proms, weddings, homecomings, beauty pageants, and quinceañeras. Tiaras are symbols of strength and power; this makes it the perfect holiday to encourage women’s empowerment.

In ancient times, both men and women wore tiaras to show their high status. The headdress worn by Persian Kings were called ‘tiaras,’ but the Romans and ancient Greeks also wore wreath-shaped head ornaments. Tiaras became less prevalent as the Roman Empire declined. Tiaras came back in the late eighteenth century but were mostly worn by women.

They became very popular when Napoleon gave his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais several tiaras. The largest and most valuable collection of tiaras in the world is owned by Queen Elizabeth II; these tiaras have been worn by the queen on many state occasions, and many of the tiaras were inherited from other queens. Tiaras are now usually worn by queens, princesses, and empresses. They are popularly worn by the royalty of the Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Spanish.

Tiara Day timeline

1853
A Tiara is Made For Queen Victoria

The opal or regal Indian tiara is made for Queen Victoria.

1947
Tiaras Are Worn At Weddings

Princess Elizabeth wears the Honvarian Fringe tiara at her wedding to Prince Philip.

2005
Tiara Day Is Founded

The special holiday is founded by Barbara Bellisimo of "Seasons of Success."

2005
Tiara Day Goes International

The holiday is celebrated around the world as an opportunity to celebrate and empower women.

Tiara Day FAQs

Do you have to be royal to wear a tiara?

Tiaras are usually worn by royal women on special occasions but they can be worn by anyone at any time.

Which tiara did Kate Middleton wear at her wedding to Prince William?

Kate Middleton wore the Cartier Halo Scroll tiara that was gifted to then-Princess Elizabeth when she turned 18.

DId Princess Diana wear a tiara?

Princess Diana wore the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara which had pearls hanging from 19 diamond arches.

Tiara Day Activities

  1. Wear a tiara

    Get the most beautiful tiara you can get access to. Even if it’s just for a moment in the mirror, experience the joy that comes with seeing yourself in a crown.

  2. Pamper yourself

    Indulge in some self-care like a spa day because you deserve it. Part of being royalty is focusing on taking care of yourself and being present in every moment.

  3. Get some new clothes or jewelry

    Nice clothes and jewelry have a way of making us feel good. Strut around in a new accessory or pair of shoes that you love.

5 Interesting Facts About Tiaras

  1. They are used in pageants

    The women who win beauty pageants are usually crowned with tiaras.

  2. It is different from a crown

    A tiara is semicircular and covers only the front part of the head while a crown is circular and covers the whole head.

  3. Tiaras are worn at weddings

    Most royals wear their tiara for the first time on their wedding day.

  4. They can be loaned

    Among royals, tiaras are loaned to one person for their entire lifetime.

  5. They are sewn into the hair

    To prevent it from falling, the tiara is usually sewn into the hair.

Why We Love Tiara Day

  1. It empowers women

    Tiara day helps to remind women that they can take some time for themselves. It appreciates women for their strength and leadership.

  2. It appreciates beauty

    Tiaras are a symbol of wealth and beauty. Just putting on a tiara can make a woman feel a lot more beautiful and regal.

  3. They encourage imagination

    When a girl or woman wears a tiara, she pictures herself as the best version of herself. This allows her to imagine the type of life she wants for herself.

Tiara Day dates

YearDateDay
2022May 24Tuesday
2023May 24Wednesday
2024May 24Friday
2025May 24Saturday
2026May 24Sunday

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