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National Laura Day

It's time to honor and celebrate all the incredible Lauras in our lives on National Laura Day - let's make it a day to remember!
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Get ready to celebrate the amazing women in your life on National Laura Day on Dec. 23! This day is dedicated to all the Lauras out there, named after the Latin word for "laurel" or "bay tree", which symbolizes victory and honor. The origins of this holiday are unknown, but it's a wonderful opportunity to honor and appreciate all the Lauras who have made an impact in your life. So whether it's your mom, sister, friend, or colleague – take some time to show them how much they mean to you on this special day!

History of National Laura Day

National Laura Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Name Laura Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>The name Laura is believed to have emerged in Italy around the 5th or 6th century, based on historical documents.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1832</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Author Laura Ingalls Wilder Born</div><div class='timeline-text'>Laura Ingalls Wilder, famous Laura and author of the iconic "Little House" books, is born on February 7, 1832.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1887</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First School Named Laura</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first school named Laura, Laura Secord Public School, is built in Queenston, Ontario, Canada, named after Canadian heroine Laura Secord.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1942</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Laura's Popularity Peaks</div><div class='timeline-text'>According to Social Security records, the name Laura peaked in popularity in the United States in the mid-20th century, particularly in 1942.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Laura Ashley Brand Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The popular Laura Ashley brand, known for its florals and English country designs, was established in the 1960s by Laura and Bernard Ashley.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Laura Day Created</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first documented celebration of National Laura Day, dedicated to celebrating individuals named Laura, takes place.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Laura Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Laura-themed movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and watch all of your favorite movies featuring characters named Laura, such as "Laura" or "Little House on the Prairie". Make some popcorn and enjoy a cozy night in.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Laura-inspired playlist</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a playlist of songs that have "Laura" in the title or lyrics. You can also include songs from artists named Laura, such as Laura Marling or Laura Pausini.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook a Laura-themed dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find recipes for dishes with names related to Laura, like "Laura's Lemon Chicken" or "Laura's Lavender Cupcakes". You can also make dishes inspired by famous Lauras, like Laura Ingalls Wilder's favorite comfort food.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Do a Laura-themed scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide items around your house or neighborhood that are related to the name Laura, like a book with a character named Laura or a flower called Laura's Lace. Give your friends clues and see who can find all the items first.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a Laura look-alike contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends to dress up as their favorite famous Laura or fictional character named Laura. Have a fashion show and give out prizes for the most creative costumes.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Laura Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Honors a trailblazing woman</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Laura Day is named after American author and advocate for women's rights, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Celebrating this day is a way to remember her contributions and the impact she made on literature and society as a whole.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Encourages creativity and imagination</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Laura Day is all about honoring storytelling and inspiring people to use their own imaginations. Whether you're a writer, artist, or simply someone who loves to create, this holiday celebrates all forms of self-expression.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>A reminder to appreciate the past</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Celebrating National Laura Day is also a great opportunity to reflect on our history and the challenges that women like Laura faced in their time. It serves as a reminder to be grateful for progress made and to continue striving for equality and empowerment for all.</p></div></div>

Loving Laura: 5 Facts for Her Day

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When is National Laura Day?

National Laura Day is celebrated on December 23 every year. In 2024 National Laura Day will occur on a Monday.

National Laura Day Dates

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2023

Dec 23

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2024

Dec 23

Monday

2025

Dec 23

Tuesday

2026

Dec 23

Wednesday

2027

Dec 23

Thursday

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