Nothing Like A Dame Day is celebrated on April 17 of every year. Dame is a title used in front of a woman’s name that is given in Britain as a special honour, usually for valuable work done over an extended period, or a woman having this celebration. It also has the other meaning of matronly woman of advanced age or an older married woman, especially one who is dignified. Often judged offensive by the females, unless you are from another century. It is a day to celebrate to honour the ladies of the theatre to mark their moralistic and bitter simple nature through the opportunity to grab a boa, glue on some spidery lashes and so on. In Great Britain, where there is less of a theatre tradition, Nothing Like Dame Day is more likely to celebrate their comic middle-aged female character in modern pantomime, usually played by a man. These men, dressed very unconvincingly as women, are a comical staple of their family shows at Christmas time.
“You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady.” – Frank Sinatra
History of Nothing Like A Dame Day
Nothing Like a Dame Day’s creator and the reason behind the creation remains unknown. But, it was started to use from the 13th century when Dame was synonymous with the female ruler, to the 14th century when the term began to include homemakers. In the 1950s, the term had expanded to something that encompassed all manner of females ranging from the sweet blemished faced girl next door, to the women of the theatre, to the superstar on the big screen.
Other Celebrations on April 17
April 17 is also celebrated as
- World Hemophilia Day
- National Bat Appreciation Day
- International Haiku Poetry Day
- National Mustang Day
- National Cheeseball Day
- Blah Blah Blah Day
How to celebrate Nothing Like A Dame Day
Celebrate that beautiful dame who makes life more interesting for everyone. People can mark the Nothing Like A Dame Day by dressing up and reading some of the histories of theatre actresses. One can also sing to those favourites from south pacific and have some fun. Never feel insulted with the term Dame and just celebrate. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about Nothing Like A Dame Day by using the hashtag #NothingLikeADameDay.