World Beard Day

World Beard Day Quick Facts - US

2024 DateSeptember 7, 2024
2025 DateSeptember 6, 2025

World Beard Day

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World Beard Day History

World Beard Day celebrates the beard and its cultural significance. Participants appreciate facial hair and embrace the camaraderie of the bearded community. Various activities and events are organized around the world, highlighting the versatility and charm of beards while promoting their growth and grooming.

Though the exact origin of World Beard Day is not well-documented, it is believed to date back to ancient times as many cultures have roots or customs venerating beards. The modern observance has been occurring annually since 2012 and continues to be an important day for many American beard enthusiasts. The popularity of beards in the United States has been on the rise in recent years, with many trendsetters and influencers sporting various beard styles. The beard has become a symbol of individuality, style, and masculinity in American popular culture, making the World Beard Day celebration a significant part of that sentiment.

In America, World Beard Day is observed in a variety of ways, ranging from individual appreciation to public gatherings and events. Social media platforms are often buzzing with hashtags, pictures, and stories about beards and beard culture. Barbershops may offer special deals on grooming services, products, or advice for the bearded population. Those who participate in charitable events related to facial hair, such as No-Shave November or Movember, may use World Beard Day as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds. World Beard Day takes place annually on the first Saturday of September.

World Beard Day facts

  • Hair growth is linked to family and heredity. This means that a person’s genes will determine their ability to grow facial hair. Genes determine hair growth, thickness, and even graying.
  • According to a Behavioral Ecology study, a man’s beard can influence other people’s perceptions of their social status. The study found that regardless of cultural background, women perceived men with beards as having a higher social status compared to their clean-shaven counterparts.
  • Beards can protect the skin from the sun. They can block up to 95% of the sun's harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of skin cancer.
  • According to, the world’s longest beard was 17 feet, 6 inches. It belonged to Norwegian-American Hans Langseth, who passed away in 1927. His impressive facial hair is a part of the Smithsonian Institute’s permanent collection.

Top things to do in the US for World Beard Day

  • Maintain your beard. Trim it, style it, make sure your beard is well kept today.
  • Get a haircut. Spend a little extra and go for beard treatment. You'll feel refreshed and look brand new.
  • Shop for beard products. There are many creams, oils, trimmers, and combs that can helpo keep your beard looking good.
  • Visit premium barber shops or grooming centers, some of which provide special services on World Beard Day.
  • It's very common to celebrate the day at a local brewery or bar. Some even host special events or offers in celebration.

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