NATIONAL UNICORN DAY
National Unicorn Day on April 9th each year celebrates the mythical horse-like creature with a single, pointed horn growing from the center of its forehead.
Unicorns have been a popular mythical creature since Ancient Greek times when people believed they lived in exotic India. While they were once considered to be fierce, powerful animals, many now see them as a symbol of love, purity, enchantment, and magic. They also appear in many movies and cartoons as magical creatures. Both adults and children find a fascination with unicorns. They also continue to find their way into fantasy novels alongside other mythical creatures.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL UNICORN DAY
- Make some brightly colored pancakes or cupcakes. Decorate them with multicolored sprinkles or glitter.
- Bake cookies in the shape of unicorns.
- Watch a favorite movie including unicorns.
- Draw a picture of a unicorn or write a story about one.
- Read your favorite fantasy novel featuring unicorns.
- We’ve also created a coloring page and a picture puzzle. Can you find the differences?
- Use the key to see if you find them all. Post photos on social media using #NationalUnicornDay
NATIONAL UNICORN DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this holiday.
Q. Do unicorns have wings?
A. Traditionally, unicorns are not winged creatures. However, some art and literature depict winged unicorns. A horse with wings is called a Pegasus. In some my
Q. How old are unicorns?
A. One-horned creatures began appearing in carvings around 2000 BC. The mention of such beasts gradually grew until they became quite prominent during the Renaissance.