This year National Wear Red Day is celebrated/ observed on Friday February 2nd, 2018. Every year the first Friday of February has been dedicated to National Wear Red Day as an awareness day to heart health and heart disease.
As it states in the name "National Wear Red Day" people are to wear the color red to bring about more awareness to heart disease and its dangerous threat to our health. National Wear Red Day is not a national holiday but is an observance.
The observance was originally started as a campaign to bring awareness to women about heart disease. The Heart Truth was a national campaign sponsored by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and other national organizations and introduced the red dress as a national symbol.