National Bandanna Day
National Bandanna Day has been celebrated annually, and it falls on October 26th of this year. Millions of people from all over the world are suffering from Cancer, a deadly disease. The National Bandanna Day is celebrated to show support for those young people who are suffering from cancer by wearing a bandana.
“What I’ve learned from my own journey, and from my family’s experience with cancer, is how important it is to stay positive and move forward. Not every day is going to be perfect; that’s life. Staying positive is going to get you to the next day.” – Bonnie Blair
History of National Bandanna Day
The accurate history and origin of the National Bandanna Day are unknown. Considered to be originated by the CanTeen, a welfare fundraising organization. The last Friday of every October marks this celebration day. The organization hosts a Bandanna day every year. It is to raise awareness and support for the young people living with cancer. Cancer treatment includes chemotherapy, known as chemo. The use of various anti-cancer drugs in the cancer treatment with chemo results in severe side effects.
One most notable and widely known side effect is the hair loss. The bandanas are used to cover the head. Anyone can wear bandanas to cover the bald head or sometimes for the style. Wearing it on this Day shows an effective visual symbol and support for those chemo suffers. The punks often wear it on the street and show they are strong and they support each other. Bandanas represent the same attitude with the people living with cancer. It shows that they are strong and they support each other. They need not face cancer alone.
Other Celebrations on October 26
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How to Celebrate National Bandanna Day
Celebrating the National Bandanna Day is very simple. Indulge yourself to take part in the celebration by wearing a bandana. Order for a box of the bandana and distribute in your place to raise funds for those sufferers. Donate the cash to the nearby cancer society and show your support for each. You can share your bandana day celebrations on social media using the hashtag #BandannaDay.