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Article: It's Today, My Special Day! May 24 - International Tiara Day

It's Today, My Special Day! May 24 - International Tiara Day

It's Today, My Special Day! May 24 - International Tiara Day

Every day is special and worth celebrating, especially when there are extra reasons. Today, for example, is special because May 24 is International Tiara Day.

To fully enjoy each day of the year, we are inspired by one of the famous dialogues of the beloved characters of the fairytale world created by the British writer A.A. Milne over a century ago, in his children's book "Winnie-the-Pooh":

"What day is it?" asked Pooh.

"It's today," squeaked Piglet.

"My favorite day," Pooh replayed.

So today, May 24, can be the favorite day for many of us because we celebrate International Tiara Day.

International Day Of Tiaras

International Tiara Day (#InternationalTiaraDay), celebrated on May 24, is a day when every woman can wear a tiara and has the opportunity to feel like a princess or a queen. It is also "a day when all women embrace and celebrate their leadership powers."

According to, the day was started by Barbara Bellissimo to go along with her self-improvement program, Seasons of Success. It was held in 2005 as a one-time event. In 2008, Lynanne White of the American Rose Bridal shop in Poulsbo, Washington, obtained permission from Bellissimo to permanently adopt the holiday. White realized it took place on the birthday of Queen Victoria and decided to keep it on the date.

Tiaras - Royal Jewelry

A tiara is an ornamental jewelry crown often made of precious metal and adorned with gemstones. Tiaras are usually worn by women, often on official occasions. They are typically worn by members of the royal family as well as by some worldly people.

"Tiara" was the name for headdresses once worn by Persian kings. In ancient times, both men and women wore head ornaments that are similar to tiaras as a symbol of their high status. The Ancient Greeks and Romans also wore wreath-shaped head ornaments.

Tiaras became again popular in the late eighteenth century. At that time, they were exclusively worn by women. Napoleon gave his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais extremely precious tiaras, which helped to popularize them.

Tiaras made of less precious metals or plastic are known as fancy jewelry and are worn at home parties, balls, birthday parties, or other anniversaries and at weddings. The winners of beauty pageants are sometimes crowned with tiaras. They are also worn by girls who dress up as Disney princesses.

Queen Elizabeth II has probably the most extensive and most valuable collection of tiaras in the world. She wore them on many occasions and inherited many of them from other queens. Different queens, princesses, and empresses wear tiaras - tiaras are best known for being worn by members of royal families in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Spain. The stars of the world began to wear them in the Victorian era.

One Of The World's Most Famous Tiaras

It's Today, My Special Day! May 24 - International Tiara Day

The Queen Mary Fringe Tiara was created in 1919 by E Wolff and Co for Garrard. It reuses diamonds taken from a necklace/tiara purchased by Queen Victoria from Collingwood & Co.

In August 1936, Mary gave the tiara to her daughter-in-law, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother), who later lent it to her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, for her marriage to Prince Philip in 1947.

According to Vogue, The Queen’s daughter Princess Anne then wore it on her wedding day in 1973. In July 2020, the special piece was back in the spotlight once again, when the Queen lent it to her granddaughter Princess Beatrice for her wedding to businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

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