National Unicorn Day

 National Unicorn Day

National Unicorn Day is celebrated on 9th April of every year. Unicorn is a mythological creature resembling a white horse with a single large, pointed, rainbow, spiraling horn in the middle of its forehead. Unicorn also has horse’s feet and lion’s tail. It is also the national animal of Scotland. Its horn and blood are said to have the mystical power to change the poisoned water safe and to heal sickness. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was considered as a symbol of purity, innocence, feminine power and grace, which is believed to be captured only by a virgin. Sometimes, the tusk of the narwhal was sold as a horn of the unicorn. But the fact is unicorn never existed scientifically.

The unicorn is a symbol of happiness, fantasy, and wonder. It’s an icon of color, of childlike splendor and magic. They often make appearances on birthday cakes and children’s clothing, and let’s be honest quite a lot of us adults still dig them too. The unicorn is known as a creature of legend, one with a single large, spiraled and pointy horn which projects from its forehead. They were spotted in early Mesopotamian artwork and were often noted in myths and stories deriving from China, Greece, and India. In Greek mythology writers strongly believed that unicorns were running wild in a faraway distant realm. That distant realm was India and Greek physician Ctesias quoted in his book ‘‘On the Nature of Animals’’ that he believed India produced a one-horned horse. Some argued that he wasn’t seeing a unicorn, but instead was citing the Indian Rhinoceros.


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