“Behaving like a princess is work. It’s not just about looking beautiful or wearing a crown. It’s more about how you are inside.” ~ Julie Andrews
Get treated like royalty because today is Princess day. This holiday is a day dedicated to the idea that everyone, no matter who they are, can be a princess. Princesses can come from anywhere, and no matter what, princesses are always true to who they are. Read more about what Princess Day is all about and how you or your friends can take part in being a princess for a day.
History of Princess Day
When people think of princesses, they mostly think of the Disney princesses that have all the feminine traits that you can think of. However, the term princess did not come into use until the 18th century with King George I. Before that, many of the wives of prices would be referred to as “Lady so-and-so”. Once Disney brought in their first princess story, Snow White, 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.
Princess Day itself, however, was not inspired by the Disney company. Instead, it was brought in by a smaller company, Nest Entertainment, which decided to work with Sony Entertainment to develop one of the last hand-drawn stories, The Swan Princess. The franchise itself has over 8 movies that are over 80 minutes long, and these stories were based on the Russian folk tales of Swan Lake. The franchise has since founded this holiday to help children celebrate their imagination and embody the kindness and joy that each child beholds when they think of princesses. The National Holiday Calendar acknowledged this holiday as an official in 2017 and is since held annually.
How to Celebrate Princess Day
Help children everywhere know how easy it is to be a princess by letting everyone know that it’s Princess Day! Host a party and play dress up. Set up a theater show in your house and tell a story of a princess in the joy and turmoils of love and truth. If you’re an adult and love the idea of princesses, then have a party with your friends and talk about famous female figures in history who were also princesses. Share with your friends on social media and let everyone know what day it is today using the hashtag #princessday.