National Lash Day

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Hold onto your mascara wands, folks! It's National Lash Day, a day that provides a unique twist in the multitude of national celebrations. Noticed a significantly higher number of batting eyelashes on your way to work? Don’t be alarmed! It’s the flourishing beauty of National Lash Day, celebrated annually on February 19th.

When is Lash Day?

It's national lash day on the 19th February.

Rise and Shine, It's Flutter Time!

As per our data, the National Lash Day 'bat-a-lash' moment with a flurry of 5611 cyber-mentions happened on 19th February 2017. It's all about recognizing the beauty of eyelashes, universally loved for their protective and decorative roles. Whether you’re a pro at applying strip lashes or you prefer the nifty mascara wand, this day is an ode to those darn fluffy fringes that transform your eyes from minimalist to magnetic in a heartbeat.

Lashes: The Magic Fringe Indeed!

Essentially a recognition of our undying love for lashes and all lash-enchantments, this day reminds us that it's not just about making a fashion statement, but also about caring for and maintaining the health of these delicate facets. Spend this Lash-day by spoiling yourself or your loved ones with quality lash care products, or make a trip to the spa, to give them the royal treatment they deserve.

Flutter those Lashes!

Want to know how you can celebrate? Treat yourself to a new mascara or that false lash set you've been eyeing, share some lash-care tips with friends, or even show off the magic fringe with a social media flutter. No matter what you do, remember to thank your lovely lashes for playing such a crucial role in your ocular health while enhancing your enigmatic gaze.

History behind the term 'Lash'

12th century

The Origin of Lash

The term 'lash' can be traced back to the 12th century, originating from the Old English word 'læscan,' which meant to strike or beat. During this time, 'lash' referred to the act of thrashing or whipping someone as a form of punishment or discipline.

17th century

Lash as a Nautical Term

In the 17th century, 'lash' took on a new meaning within the sphere of maritime activities. Sailors began to use the term 'lash' to describe the act of securing objects or equipment on board a ship. This usage likely developed from the idea of forcefully binding or fastening items together, similar to the act of whipping or striking.

19th century

Lash in Reference to Eyelashes

By the 19th century, 'lash' gained another intriguing meaning. It started being used to describe the long, curved hairs that grow along the edges of the human eyelids, commonly known as eyelashes. This association came from the similarity between the movement of eyelashes and the whipping action of a lash.

20th century

Lash as Slang for Criticism

Moving into the 20th century, 'lash' found its way into colloquial language as a slang term. To 'lash' someone or something began to mean delivering strong, vehement criticism or verbal attack. This usage likely stemmed from the forceful and cutting nature of a whip's lash, likening it to a verbal assault.

21st century

Lash in the Beauty Industry

In recent years, 'lash' has become particularly prevalent in the beauty industry. The term is now commonly used to refer to the application of false eyelashes or enhancements. The popularity of lusciously long lashes has skyrocketed, leading to the rise of various techniques and products, such as lash extensions and volumizing mascaras.

Did you know?

Did you know the longest eyelashes recorded by Guiness World Records stretch an astonishing 12.4 cm? That's some serious lash game!


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First identified

19th February 2016

Most mentioned on

19th February 2017

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