Going Red in February

February is known for being a month dedicated to love. But, do you know that February is not just about Valentine’s and sweethearts? There are other reasons to wear red this month, and here are a few:

Go Red for Heart Health

Our nation goes red in February to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and to help save lives. It’s a time when all people—especially women—are encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. Why? Because losing even one person to cardiovascular disease is too many.

Celebrate Chinese New Year

It’s the Chinese New Year! As a symbol of joy, celebration, vitality, success and good fortune, red is the luckiest color in Chinese culture. Learn more about traditional Chinese New Year celebrations and customs and don’t forget to wear red.

Super Bowl in Red

The Super Bowl — both teams sport red uniforms!  In this year’s game, the Chiefs will wear their red jerseys, while the 49ers will wear white. Even so, you can bet you’ll be seeing a lot of red this month. Just don’t see red if your team loses.

Honoring Black History

February is Black History Month. It’s a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and time to recognize their central role in U.S. history. And, do you know that red is one of the four colors representing Black History Month? It denotes blood. The other colors are black for resilience, yellow for optimism and justice, and green for Africa’s rich greenery. All the colors combined stand for unity and pride.

Embracing Red in February

Who knew there were so many reasons to wear red this month? Of course, regardless of our reasons for choosing to wear red this month, let’s remember that February is a month dedicated to love. So, put on your finest red and dress up in love. Every.Day.

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