If you felt that there was an undeniable excitement in the air when you woke up on Sunday morning, good news: You're not crazy. Perhaps you knew something was different. Maybe colors seemed brighter, or your house smelled like cotton candy, or somewhere in the distance you could hear the cheerful clickety-clack of magical hooves. “Could it be…?” you maybe asked yourself, before seeing an undeniably silken, rainbow-colored tail whip around a corner in your home (OK, maybe this didn't happen exactly, but KEEP HOPE ALIVE). Well, on Sunday, it could, my friends. Because it just so happens to be the day we’ve all been waiting for — Sunday, Apr. 9 is National Unicorn Day.
“Who decides it’s National Unicorn Day?” you may be asking yourself. “Is there some sort of Unicorn Association? I bet Lisa Frank’s the president.” Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, there is no official governing body of unicorns, and my applications to be Lisa Frank’s Unicorn Liaison Officer have been rejected multiple times because it’s “not a real position, and how did you get this number?”
Due presumably to the lack of a unicorn bureaucracy, there is little history about why the sparkliest day of the year falls when it does. According to the website WhatNationalDayIsIt.com, however, Apr. 9 was selected based on how many references there were to “National Unicorn Day” on that day across various social media platforms.
In any case, one should live everyday like it’s National Unicorn Day, and here are some of the sparkliest ways for you to celebrate.