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World Beard Day

Time to celebrate the hirsute! Join us on World Beard Day and show off your best facial hair styles!
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Get your beards and moustaches ready for World Beard Day on the first Saturday of September! Every year, this special day celebrates the art and craftsmanship of facial hair. It's a time to flaunt your beard-growing skills and admire those of others. With its roots dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, many cultures throughout history have celebrated facial hair in various ways. Now it’s our turn! So go ahead and join in the fun – show off your best beard or moustache, learn about interesting facts about facial hair, or just appreciate all kinds of beards from around the world.

History of World Beard Day

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World Beard Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Ancient Times</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Beards and Ancient Civilizations</div><div class='timeline-text'>In ancient civilizations like Egypt and Greece, beards were seen as a sign of honor and status, often adorned with jewels.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Beards and the Enlightenment</div><div class='timeline-text'>Beards fell out of fashion during the Enlightenment as clean-shaven faces were seen to represent reason and modernity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Victorian Era Beard Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Victorian era saw a significant surge in beard popularity as they were seen as a symbol of masculinity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Evolution of Beard Styles</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1970s, a variety of beard styles like the goatee, sideburns, and stubble became fashionable, showing off personality and individuality.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of World Beard Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Beard Day was formed as an international celebration, bringing together beard enthusiasts from all corners of the globe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Continuing the Beard Trend</div><div class='timeline-text'>Beards continue to be a trend, with varying styles and grooming techniques in the spotlight for modern men.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Beard 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'>Grow a beard</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Growing a beard to celebrate World Beard Day is a great way to show your appreciation for facial hair. Whether you go for a full-on lumberjack look, or just a light stubble, let the hair on your chin be a sign of your appreciation.</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'>Throw a party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all of your friends and family who have beards to come together and celebrate World Beard Day with you. Make some food and drinks, have some fun activities, and spend the day celebrating the beauty of beards.</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'>Compete in a beard contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities hold beard competitions, so why not join in? Show off your facial hair in style by competing against fellow beard lovers. You could even win prizes for your efforts.</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'>Watch beard related films</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend some time curled up on the couch watching films that feature awesome beards. From classic films like ZZ Top: Let’s Get Low Down to modern films like The Hangover Part II, there is no shortage of movies with amazing beards.</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'>Visit a barber</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time out to visit a barber and get your beard trimmed and groomed. Get advice from the experts in how to keep your facial hair looking its best, so you can rock your beard with pride all year round.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Beard 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'>Beards look great</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's no denying the fact that beards can make a man look very distinguished and handsome. Whether you choose to keep it neatly trimmed or let it grow wild, a well-shaped beard can add a certain je ne sais quoi appeal to any face!</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'>Beards give an air of confidence</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The extra facial hair can make men look and feel more masculine, and it can project an air of confidence to people around them. With the right grooming techniques, your beard will be sure to attract attention from others!</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'>Beards are perfect for winter</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Having a full beard is the perfect accessory for keeping warm during even the coldest winter months. Not only does its thickness help insulate your face and neck, but it also provides natural sun protection against UV rays!</p></div></div>

5 Bristling Facts for World Beard Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A Beard is not just about appearance, it's about health too</h3><p class='facts-content'>Interestingly, Beards can also serve as a natural filter against dust and allergens, and can even help prevent skin cancer by blocking up to 95% of the sun's harmful UV rays.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The longest beard in the world was 17.5 feet long</h3><p class='facts-content'>Hans Langseth holds the Guinness World Record for the longest beard in history. When he passed away in 1927, his beard measured an astounding 17.5 feet long.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>China had a Beard Tax</h3><p class='facts-content'>Peter the Great of Russia wanted to modernize his kingdom and believed this included being clean-shaven. He imposed a beard tax on anyone who wished to keep their facial hair, with the collection going into state treasury.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Abraham Lincoln was the first bearded U.S. president</h3><p class='facts-content'>Abraham Lincoln grew his now-iconic beard at the behest of an 11-year-old girl named Grace Bedell, who wrote him a letter suggesting that a beard would improve his chances of getting elected. Lincoln took her advice and became the first US president to sport a beard while in office.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Beard Growing is a Competitive Sport</h3><p class='facts-content'>There are World Championships for growing a beard and moustache. Categories range from the Dali moustache, styled after Salvador Dali's slim moustache, to full-beard freestyle. Creativity is welcome, as are artificial aids.</p></div></div>

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