Red Dress Day

Red Dress Day Quick Facts

2023 DateMay 5, 2023
2024 DateMay 5, 2024
Red Dress Day

Red Dress Day History

Red Dress Day is dedicated to honoring missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Indigenous people believe that spirits can only see the colour red. That is why red dresses are used to call back loved ones to their families. According to Native Hope, as of 2016, more than five thousand cases of missing indigenous women have been reported. Red Dress day is celebrated annually on May 5th.

Red Dress Day Facts

  • According to Statistics Canada, in 2022, about 56% of Indigenous women in Canada experienced physical assault.

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