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Get treated like a princess! Every 18th of November, National Princess Day is being celebrated. This holiday is a day that is dedicated to the idea that everyone, no matter who they are, can be a princess. Being a princess means that she must be true to herself. Read here more about the National Princess Day and how you or your friends can take part in being a princess for a day.
The History of National Princess Day
The term “princess” has never been used until the 18th Century with King George I as the prince’s partners are called “Lady”.
In 1937, Walt Disney released the first princess to appear on our TV screens known as Snow White of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As this show was inspired by the Brothers Grimm’s tale, it all went down in history as princesses and their stories were brought to life by the most famous family entertainment company in the world.
We all grew up with animated, and live-action princesses as our role models towards having a heart of gold. However, when it comes to National Princess Day, Disney had very little involvement in this idea.
Nest Entertainment, a smaller entertainment company based in Texas, United States, brought in the Princess Day idea and it was not inspired by Disney. The said company decided to work with Sony Entertainment to develop one of the last hand-drawn stories, The Swan Princess. This animated film was released in theatres on November 18, 1994, and introduced the beautiful Princess Odette to fans across the globe. The company itself has founded this holiday to help children celebrate the idea of being a beautiful princess and embody the kindness and joy that each child beholds.
In 2017, National Princess Day was listed in the National Holiday Calendar.
The definition of a princess is constantly changing from time to time. From the 1930s until the 1990s, princesses were identified girls waiting for their prince charming to come and rescue them. Nowadays, princesses are known to create their own happiness regardless if they have partners or not.
It Is Your Turn To Be Like A Princess
No need to put on a gown and a crown this National Princess Day. All you need to do is to be kind and spread that positivity within the community. With your strong heart and a voice to be heard, inspire other people to fight for their philosophies and stay true to themselves.