National Different Colored Eyes Day is observed on July 12 of every year. Many people and animals around the world have two different colored eyes and this day celebrates that eye condition. Two different glowing eyes is a condition where the concentration and distribution of melanin in the eyes(iris) are not equal. This condition is also called Heterochromia. Iris is the colored part of an eye, and the amount of melanin in the iris determines the color of an eye. Sometimes iris may lack or have excess melanin and other times it may have been occurred due to a genetic condition or due to an accident. Rarely, the color of one eye will be different from the other eye.
“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” – Kailash Satyarthi
History of National Different Colored Eyes Day
The origin and the history of National Different Colored Eyes Day are anonymous. Although, the day encourages people to cherish the different yet beautiful differences they have in their eyes. This day aims to educate people about this condition and making it familiar to everyone. Maybe the creator himself had heterochromia and wanted to spread the knowledge about the eye condition. On this day people with different colored eyes can celebrate their condition and teach everyone about it.
Other Celebrations on July 12
July 12 is also celebrated as
- National Pecan Pie Day
- Etch A Sketch Day
- National Simplicity Day
- International Malala Day
- New Conversation Day
- International Town Criers Day
How to celebrate the day
If you happen to have different colored eyes, then take this day as an opportunity to observe your specialty. You can take a close look at your eyes and can note all the beautiful differences in them. Try to find people with the same condition and share the experiences with one another. On National Different Colored Eyes Day, one can spend some time in learning about the different colored eyes and the reasons behind those eyes. You can also make eye contact while speaking with others thereby noting their color of eyes. It is not a disorder or defect; it is just one of the beautiful and mysterious conditions that occur in humans and animals. Post pictures and share your National Different Colored Eyes Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #DifferentColoredEyesDay.
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