100+ Mother’s Day Quotes and Images to Brighten Her Day

We’ve created the best inspirational quotes and images to wish your mother on Mother’s Day. Find the perfect quote or image to say “I love you” to your mom.

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Looking to send heartfelt mother’s day quotes and images to your mom? You’ve landed on the right page!

We’ve curated a list of best mothers day images & quotes just for you!

You might not have a whole lot of money to buy flowers, jewelry, or gifts. But, a heartfelt text or handwritten mothers day card goes a long way.

You know that home is where your mother is! She is one person who accepts you as you are and loves you unconditionally. Need we say anything more? This Mother’s Day, celebrate the extraordinary woman in your life with our handpicked mother’s day quotes and messages!

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Quotes for Mom

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You might fall short of words to describe what you feel towards your mother! So, we’ve curated a list of heart-touching mothers day sayings that could help you express your gratitude:

“It takes a lifetime to truly appreciate all the ways a good mom makes all the difference.”

Ellen Brenneman

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“Mother’s Day is for every woman who holds nothing back… who gives her heart, soul, and energy to those she cares about and still finds a way to love them more every single day.”

Andrew Blackburn

“Mother’s Day is for celebrating the nurturers, the givers, the huggers and helpers, the day-makers and life-changers… and that’s just what you are!” 

Keely Chace

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“Let there be storybooks, cuddling, and laps. Let there be lullabies, blankies, and naps. Let there be hopes bright as stars up above. Let there be mamas and all their sweet love.” 

Jeannie Hund

“Moms give us wings to fly and rides to the ER when we don’t understand what a metaphor is.”

Andrew Blackburn

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“A mom is like a best friend who knew you back when you pooped your pants.” 

Russ Ediger

“Moms just know… How to help. How to heal. How to listen. How to love.”

Bill Gray

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“A mom loves you first. Then forever.”

 – Katherine Stan

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“For every dream that has taken flight, there’s a mother who believed.” 

Jennifer Fujita

 “She’s a woman of purpose, compassion, and strength… my hero, my mom.” 

Suzanne Berry

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“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”

Jessica Lange

“My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.”

Michelle Obama

 “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”


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“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.”

Victor Hugo

“A mother understands what a child does not say.”

A Jewish Proverb

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“Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.”

Emily Dickinson

“Once you’re a mom, you’re always a mom. It’s like riding a bike, you never forget.” 

Taraji P. Henson

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”

Charles R. Swindoll

“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.”

Lance Conrad

Caring Mother’s Day Quotes

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“In the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child reads the message: ‘You are there!’

Adrienne Rich

“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.”

Kate Winslet

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”

– Jodi Picoult

“The best medicine in the world is a mother’s kiss.”


“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”

Abraham Lincoln

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“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”

E. M. Forster

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”

Cardinal Meymillod

“Nature’s loving proxy, the watchful mother.”


“There is in all this cold and hollow world no fount of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within a mother’s heart.”

Mrs. Hemans

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“If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”

Stevie Wonder

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”

Mary Angelou

Inspirational Mother’s Day Quotes

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“There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are super mom.” 

Stephanie Precourt

“My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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“If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.”

Claudia Ghandi

“My mom is a strong-willed lady. She taught me to believe in myself no matter what anybody else said.”

Tracey Edmonds

“My mother had a good deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”

Mark Twain

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“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”

Robert Browning

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”

Agatha Christie

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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“Maternal Love! Thou word that sums all bliss.”


“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”

H.W. Beecher

Sweet Mother’s Day Wishes

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“It is generally admitted and very frequently proved that virtue and genius, and all the natural good qualities which men possess, are derived from their mothers.”


“One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.”

Iyanla Vanzant

“Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.”

Maxim Gorky

 “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” 

Princess Diana

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“We are born of love; Love is our mother.” 


“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.”  

– Spanish Proverb

“Of all gurus, a mother is considered the foremost.”


“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” 

– Erma Bombeck

“Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.” 

Rachel Wolchin

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“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” 

Marion C. Garretty

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” 

Tenneva Jordan

“If the whole world were put into one scale and my mother into the other, the world would kick the beam.” 

Lord Langdale

“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.”

James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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“Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved.”

Jojo Moyes, One Plus One

“Mothers… speak the same tongue. A mother in Manchuria could converse with a mother in Nebraska and never miss a word.”

Will Rogers

 “Ain’t a woman alive who could take my mama’s place.” 


“I need her to make me some cocoa and tell me that everything that is going badly in my life will sort itself .” 

Kathleen Kelly, You’ve Got Mail

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“When you’re a mom, you get a front-row seat to the best show in town – Watching your kids grow up.” 

– Rebecca, This is Us

“What would a mom do if she couldn’t fuss over you and make you clean your room? And what would you do without her fussing and making you do it? Everyone needs a mom.”

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“When your children arrive, your heart becomes a room with wide open windows.”

Amy Poehler

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark”

J.K Rowling

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“Mother was comfort. Mother was home.” 

Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

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 “Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth.”

Margaret Dilloway, How to Be an American Housewife

“You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life’s happiness is wrapped up in you…every single second.”

Isabel, Stepmom (1998)

“She’s my best friend—she’s everything to me. It’s always just been me and her against the world.” 

Until the Last Star Fades

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“You showed me when I was young just how to grow; You showed me everything that I should know; You showed me, just how to walk without your hands; ‘Cause mom you always were the perfect fan.”

The Perfect Fan, Backstreet Boys

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” 

The Golden Girls

“Maybe motherhood means honoring one’s mother.” 

Sheila Heti, Motherhood 

“The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom,” 

Sandra Vischer

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“I tell my daughter every morning, ‘Now, what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.'”

– Viola Davis

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“My mother shed her protective love down around me and without knowing why people sensed that I had value.” 

Mary Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom

“There is no shade like a mother, no resort like a mother, no security like a mother, no other ever-giving fountain of life!” 

The Skanda Purana

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” 

Stevie Wonder

“Mother — that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” 

– T. DeWitt Talmage

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“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you — life.” 


“She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great – but how to laugh through it.” 

Liza Minellie

Heart touching Mother’s day quotes

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“The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.”

Karl Lagerfeld

 “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” 

Mitch Albom

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“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” 

Jill Churchill

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“There is no role in life that I swore essential than that of motherhood.” 

Elder M. Russell Ballard

“Where you lead, I will follow.”

 – Carole King

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”

Gail Tsukiyama, Dreaming Water

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“Little souls find their way to you whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.” 

Sheryl Crow

“There is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love and nothing as healing as a child’s soul.” 


“I think in a lot of ways unconditional love is a myth. My mom’s the only reason I know it’s a real thing.”

Conor Oberst

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”

Barbara Kingsolver

“Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” 

Lady Gaga

“Dear mama, don’t you know I love you? Dear mama, place no one above you.” 

– Tupac, Dear Mama 

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“Mama said there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this, my mama said.” 

The Shirelles, Mama Said

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“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” 

Erich Fromm

“Men are what their mothers made them.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” 

– Abraham Lincoln

“Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home.”


“No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” 

Florida Scott-Maxwell

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” 

George Eliot

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“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” 

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Positive Wishes For Mother’s Day

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“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” 

Michael Jordan

“It takes a female to have a baby,

It takes a woman to raise a child,

It takes a mother to raise them correctly,

It takes a warrior to show them how to change the world.”

Shannon L. Alder

‘Can anything harm us, mother, after the night lights are lit? ’Nothing, precious,’ she said; ‘they are the eyes a mother leaves behind her to guard her children.’”

Peter Pan

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“It’s a funny thing about mothers… Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”


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Mother’s Day Quotes & Sayings

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Alternatively, you could surprise your mom with a heartfelt text message! Here’s a list of handpicked wishes that you could send your mother to remind her how much she means to you:

  1. You are an extraordinary woman, and I want you to know how important you are to me. Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. All you need to do is smile, and everything in the world changes. What a wonderful woman you are. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Like the flower that holds its dew, you held on to me whenever I needed you. Thank you. Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Thank you for always being there through the good and bad times. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Your grace and cheerful nature are an inspiration to me. May you have an incredible Mother’s Day!

  1. Mom, I want you to know that your hug is the best stress buster in this world. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Whatever you do, you do it with grace, style, warmth, and a smile! Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. The best thing about having you as my mother is that I am never short of a friend, Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Dear Mom, I hope you never lose your cheerful and enthusiastic spirit! Happy Mother’s Day!

  1.  To my number one cheerleader and fan, thank you for supporting me in pursuing my dreams, even though they appear crazy! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Fun Fact: In the United States, Mother’s Day is a popular day for Americans to dine out with their mums! In 2018, an article stated that 87 million adults plan to dine out on Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Messages

  1. Every home, every heart, and every moment of happiness is truly incomplete without you. To the woman who completes my world, Happy Mother’s Day! 

  1. My heart crowns you with the “best mom” award every year. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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  1. It’s the birthday of someone who has taught me everything about life. I can only say two sentences for you – “thank you” and “I love you.” Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Happy Mother’s Day! You have risen above all of the tribulations and trials of life. You are an incredible person to me.

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  1. Happy Mother’s Day to the sweetest and most beautiful mother. May this day be as bright as you are!

  1. Happy Mother’s Day! I’m so blessed to have a fantastic mother like you! 

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  1. You are a woman of many virtues – honest, kind, patient, understanding, loving, and more. You are the perfect mom, and I couldn’t ask for more! Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. No matter where I go, I always find my way back home for your scrumptious meals, your tender embraces, and your loving care. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. To the Wonder Woman of my life, Happy Mother’s Day! Your serenity, support, boundless love, and loving embrace have been the pillars of my strength throughout my journey!

  1.  Though you held my hand for a short while, you hold my heart forever. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Fun Fact:  People make more calls on Mother’s Day than on any other day! Here’s what an old Reuters article says about this – Mother’s Day sees highest call volumes of year.

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  1. I wish you could see from my eyes how much you are one gem of a woman! Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to my best teacher, friend, and guide.

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  1. Mom, this Mother’s Day, I’m grateful for your pure heart, infectious joy, and unconditional love. 

  1. Dear Mom, Happy Mother’s Day! You are the biggest star in my sky. Thank you for all that you do!

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  1. Mama, you have enriched my life with care, guidance, support, and love. I know I would not be where I am now without you! Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to the sweetest and the most beautiful mother! You light up my life just by being in it!

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  1. Hey Mama, there is no other woman I adore more than you! I admire your selfless, loving, graceful, and strong nature. 

  1. Mom, you are my best friend and my greatest confidante. Thank you for always being there for me. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Mom, I admire you for going above the tribulations and trials of life. You are an incredible person! Happy Mother’s Day! 

  1. Just your smile is enough to make my day. I’m writing with a smile on my face because I know you’ll do the same while reading it. Happy Mother’s Day!

Fun Fact: Wearing carnations holds a special meaning for Mother’s Day. If someone wears a red carnation, it means their mother is still alive. A white carnation is worn by those who’ve lost their mothers. This tradition was started by Anna Jarvis.

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  1. A Mother’s Day greeting for the world’s sweetest mom! I am genuinely grateful that I have you as my mother. Thank you for always believing in me and for all the support you have given me over the years!

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  1. Happy Mother’s Day! A mother works round the clock. She gets no vacations and cannot hand over her resignation letter when the going gets tough. That’s how difficult it is to become a mother!

  1. Through the years, you have been the wind beneath my wings, taking me to places I needed to go. Thank you for being with me through the rollercoaster of life. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. If there is one person that I am sure loves me inside and out, it will be you, Mom. You have seen my demons and the very worst of me, and yet, you still think that I am beautiful. Happy Mother’s Day to the most remarkable woman of my life!

  1. To the most special woman in my life, to whom I will forever owe my life, Happy Mother’s Day. Without your endless love, I would not have made it till here.

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  1. A mom is the by-product of love, the result of steadfast patience, and the sum of strength that no man can match. Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to my best friend and greatest support! I can’t imagine my world without your loving embrace. 

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  1. A child is the walking figure of a mother’s love and care. 

  1. It is not easy to juggle being a daughter, a sister, a friend, and, to top it all, a mother. It takes patience, persistence, and strength to do the things that you do. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. If there is someone in the world whose love only grows stronger and steadier for me, I know it’s you, mom. Thank you for being a part of my journey. I love you! Happy Mother’s Day!

Fun Fact: Mother’s Day sees the highest number of fresh flower purchases after Christmas and Hanukkah. Here is what Mother’s Day Floral Statistics says about consumer purchases on Mother’s Day.

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  1. No gifts can measure up to the love and gratitude I feel for you, mom. You have stuck by me at my worst and protected me from the perils of life. I love you always! Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. There is absolutely no one who can replace a mother. No one can match the love that you have poured into me! Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. You have set an example of good character and attitude, which is an indispensable blueprint in my life. Someday, I hope to become a great woman just like you. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. A mother is a well of endless love. Her love stretches beyond every corner and niche of the people she chooses to keep, etching roads of comfort in every heart she touches. Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Nothing in this world can match the love, patience, care, and happiness that you have given me! I will forever be indebted for the life you have given me and the chance to explore the world on my own two feet. I love you, mom! Happy Mother’s Day.

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  1. Your smile is unmatched, your love is limitless, and your beauty is incomparable. You are a woman like no other! Happy Mother’s Day.

  1. On this Mother’s Day, remember that as a woman, life starts with you. So look at the world and smile. For without you, there would be no life!

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  1. Through the years, your serenity, support, boundless love, and loving embrace have been the pillars of my strength. Your presence in my life fills my heart with gratitude and love. Happy Mother’s Day!

  1.  My best friend, my role model, my sage advisor, my first teacher, my favorite chef, and the woman I love most. Roll them all in one, and it is you, mom! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Fun Fact: If mothers were compensated for all their work at home, they would receive a salary of more than $126,725. Here’s what insure.com says in its article- Mother’s Day Index 2022: Mom’s unpaid work worth 9.2% 

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When Did the Mother’s Day Tradition Start?

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You might think Mother’s Day is a creation of corporate businesses. But that’s far from the truth. Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to Ancient Egypt and Greece. Additionally, it has somewhat of a controversial history.

In Ancient Egypt and Greece, people worshipped deities like Goddess Isis and Goddess Rhea. Also, starting from the 16th century, a form of Mother’s Day was celebrated in the United Kingdom. It was called Mothering Sunday

Initially, the day was meant to honor Mother Mary. But soon after, the tradition expanded to include actual mothers as well. 

However, the invention of modern Mother’s Day is credited to three women. They were Ann or ‘Mama’ Jarvis, Anna Jarvis, and Julie Ward Howe

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During the Civil War, Mama Jarvis would take care of wounded soldiers. Her lifelong mission was to promote peace, care for children, and get women the recognition they deserved. 

After the Civil War, she would organize a Mother’s Friendship Day so that soldiers from both sides could meet each other along with their mothers.

In 1905, Mama Jarvis passed away. Soon, her daughter – Anna Jarvis, took over to promote her mission. She demanded an official holiday to honor mothers from all over the world. In 1908, Anna held a public memorial for her mother in West Virginia.

Before Jarvis, another activist was also working on the sidelines. Her name was Julia Ward Howe. In 1870, Howe wanted June 2nd to be declared Mother’s Day. Eventually, all these appeals did pay off. 

In 1914, the then-US President, Woodrow Wilson, declared Mother’s Day an official holiday. It was set to be celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

However, things turned awry for Anna Jarvis. Evidently, card companies, florists, and charities took over and commercialized the day. 

Jarvis said the day was supposed to be a private and personal celebration. Ironically, Jarvis spent the remaining years of her life fighting to get Mother’s Day off the calendar. 

However, given Mother’s Day’s popularity today, we can say that she was quite unsuccessful in her attempt.

Here’s a video on the history and origin of Mother’s Day:

History and Origin of Mother’s Day

Fun Fact: When is mothers day celebrated? In most countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in the month of May.


Hopefully, you got a quote or two for this Mother’s Day! Feel free to use any of the above mother’s day quotes or images to put a smile on your mom’s face! 

If you want to go the Anna Jarvis way, the best thing to do would be to spend time with your mother or pen a beautiful mother’s day card for her. 

The importance of our mothers cannot be overstated. When you face danger, you think of your mother. When you are hungry, you dream of your mother’s food. When you’re in physical pain, you call out to your mother. 

This Mother’s Day, make sure to tell her just how much she means to you with these mother’s day quotes and images!

24+ Home Coffee Station Ideas For The Coffee Lovers

If you are a member of the dedicated coffee-enthusiasts clan, then this article on the ‘best coffee station ideas’ is meant just for you!

Coffee Bar And Cabinet Ideas

You’re at the right place for the best coffee station ideas!

“Bubbles of boiling water poured straight into the vessel, the rustle of a brand new packet as a wooden spoon digs out dark morsels of wakefulness, packed with care into the upturned cap, fasten the seat belt – lock the moka to its pot and right atop the bustling flame. 

Hot steam carries the atomic granules on its back from the basement to the terrace, extracting earthy, syrupy notes into a spring of complex liquid. 

Slowly, the fizzling, fading sound of the fountain brings whispers to the ear ‘your cup of morning nectar is ready, dear’. 

A dash of milk frothed into foam, no sweetener for the royalty but some for the novice crowd.

One sip of the magic potion, delight and warmth spread the bitter, strong and smooth melody of earthy java, it is a good morning after all!”

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Some of us wake up on the wrong side of the bed and grumble throughout the day while others just wake up to whine and groan only until their first gulp of liquid gold aka coffee. A drop of the magic potion and a sudden rush of energy wakes in them a fresh readiness to take on the world. But then they hit the first bump on the road or the dreaded ‘afternoon slump’. At 2:30 in the noon, they are all set to hit the sack, the weak succumb but the stronger reach out to their noon pick-me-up mug of coffee and power through the work day. 

You might not be addicted to coffee but you would still be able to appreciate its stubbornness against shutting down your brain on an exam night. Or you might just enjoy a steamy cup on a winter morning to kickstart your day and resist every urge for a caffeine boost thereafter. Or even better, you might be so accustomed to your coffee routine that now no amount in your body affects the mighty take-over of the sleep monster.

If you are a member of the dedicated coffee-enthusiasts clan, then this article on the ‘best coffee station ideas’ is meant just for you – considering that a coffee station is not a desire but a necessity in your life. But even if you are an in-betweener or an amateur and looking to create a cozy, coffee nook to whip up the fresh, awakening aroma of a latte in the morning, you might be enticed by the charming ‘coffee station’ ideas that we are about to present to you in this article. So grab your favorite cup of java – a cappuccino or a latte or a plain old espresso – as we take you through this joyous ride! 

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Things To Keep In Mind Before Designing A Coffee Bar/Station At Home

Before getting out your chalk and mapping out the look of your dream coffee station, you ought to understand the basics behind a successfully designed nook. There ought to be a clear intention and direction, a layout that suits the available space, a storage setup that houses all the equipment and an assessment of the style that coordinates with your home decor. 

In this section, we will try to break it all down for you and help you understand each element that will help you produce the best-looking and the best-fitting coffee station for your home! 

I. Space configuration and choice of layout

First and foremost, you need to assess the space that you are going to dedicate to your cafe-at-home setup. Depending on whether it’s going to be a part of your kitchen or donning a corner of your living room, you can decide on the right type of coffee station. 

If you would scroll through the coffee station ideas on Pinterest, you would find a blinding variety of designs and layouts to choose from. But there are five broad types of layouts that can simplify your first consideration, namely, a counter-space arrangement, a dedicated piece of furniture like a bar or cupboard, a roll-away cart situation, a locked away java-setup or a space-friendly coffee nook. 

  1. A counter-space arrangement 

If the kitchen has some empty counter space that you have simply not figured out how to utilize, then this might be your chance to transform it into a coffee setup that gets your guests impressed. Usually, these designs are less elaborate than having a separate cupboard for your coffee needs and are more suitable for people who use only one or two pieces of trusted equipment to brew their perfect espresso shot. 

However, this does not mean someone with a complex coffee routine cannot take advantage of this coffee station setup, all they need to do is focus on housing their statement equipment on the counter and employ storage tricks (more on this later!) to accommodate complementary pieces and accessories. This is a budget-friendly layout option but might hoard away some of your counter space so it is well-suited for larger kitchens.

2. A dedicated piece of furniture

Having a separate piece of furniture completely meant for your caffeine kick opens up a world of opportunities to play around with design and storage. The piece of furniture that forms your centerpiece could be a new or refurbished cupboard, a bar setup, or even a console table. This kind of layout is suited to a homeowner wanting to showcase their coffee bar as part of their home and have the space and buck for it.

3. A stand-alone coffee cart

For people with apartments or smaller rooms, a roll-away coffee cart is their perfect option for a dynamic and trendy setup, and a space-efficient option at that! It can be tucked away in a corner of your living room that you desire to highlight or even rolled out at will. 

You could look at different shapes and sizes of carts available before deciding on the one that fits your space the best. Or even use something you already own to form the base and jazz it up with a fresh makeover! 

4. A docked-away java setup

If you’re one of those people who prefer to have a minimal, modern and sleek kitchen with all your cooking tools tucked away in cupboard spaces, then a java setup that is hidden from the eye might be your cup of coffee (quite literally). This layout would allow you to have accessibility to a minimal look while still accommodating a dedicated space for your caffeine needs. 

You could enclose your coffee brewing tools, drinkware, jars and other accessories in a separate section of your kitchen cabinets that seamlessly blends in with the rest of the kitchen storage. If you have a smaller space to play with, you could set your coffee essentials in a column or drawer of your cabinet. 

5. A space-friendly coffee nook

Most people who are interested in home interiors or maybe book buffs are familiar with the concept of a cozy book nook. Recently, coffee lovers have found a way to adapt the book nook idea to create a unique coffee setup or the ‘coffee nook’. 

The nook could be created in a small niche in your living room wall, a corner of your favorite room, or even at the end of an alleyway in your home. With some bold wall color, accent lights, and unusual decor elements, the cozy coffee nook could be a distinct feature in your house. 

II. The overall theme and design of your coffee station

Now that you have made your wise choice and got the basic layout of your coffee station down, it is time to pick a theme that resonates with your dream coffee setup. The theme will form the skin to the bone of your layout, and help set the right tone as you get along in the process of bringing together the desired design. 

It is at this point that you would have to decide if your coffee station is intended to be an extension of the room you are going to station it in or a centerpiece that catches everyone’s eyes right away with its striking appearance. 

If you plan to create the former, your main focus would be gauging the colors, textures and vibe of the room the station will be in and then, choosing complementary pieces for your coffee setup. 

But if your intention is to create a statement coffee station, then you would need to pick out standout elements like a pop of contrasting color, a net design or a two-toned look on the cabinet, some striking tiles, pegboards or even standout wallpapers. 

In this step, you essentially get to make your first stride at creative contemplation with your coffee station setup. Each aforementioned layout is compatible with a myriad of different design themes which we will discuss in the following sections.

III. Prepping the space meant for your coffee station

Having a station dedicated to the task of making coffee is as much about functionality and convenience as it is about making a display of your affection towards the divisive beverage. On both accounts, you require a clean slate from which to begin towards your at-home coffee corner – because as we all know, ‘clean surroundings birth a clear mind which is the best breeding ground for fresh ideas’. 

So, a case in point is that before you begin measuring out the space for your favorite espresso machine and polishing your surfaces, you might want to declutter the space and clear out your drawers. Any other objects that may obstruct your coffee routine should be displaced and you must ensure that everything present on the station has some purpose. 

IV. Measuring and creating space for all your coffee equipment

Any coffee station would be pointless if it cannot hold your favourite coffee-making tools, mugs, sweeteners, syrups, grinders, filters and the uncountable list of essentials owned by a java fanatic. Hence, a homeowner looking to design their perfect coffee station must measure the depth and height of their largest equipment and then, ensure that the area of their choice can accommodate it. 

Additionally, you must pay attention to designing an appropriate storage arrangement like a sideboard with drawers; a pegboard to hang mugs, jars and brewing tools or cabinets that can fit all the things you need to create the perfect cup of coffee! We will be covering more on this consideration as we talk about all that one needs to display on their coffee station!

What should I have on my coffee bar?

The items that would make up the body of your coffee bar are contingent on your personal preferences. For a novice, the coffee bar would have a packet of ground coffee and their trusted coffee machine while for the more experienced, coffee grinding, coffee brewing and finally, coffee assembling might all consist of complex steps and a ridiculous number of tools. 

Neither of these categories would need a book on what to put on their at-home cafe setup. 

But let’s assume you are just starting out on your coffee journey and would like to have some extra fun tools to play with and display on your coffee station. If that is the case, then we have got you covered with our guide on what goes on at the coffee bar! 

1. Coffee brewing devices

Finding your favorite method of brewing coffee can take ages and lots of experimentative trial and error. So, you might want to start playing around with different devices a good time before you begin designing your coffee bar. 

For a quick overview of the different devices and the coffee notes you might achieve by using them to brew are illustrated in these graphics: 

Guide to making coffee pressure brewing
Guide to making coffee filter or drip brewing

There is no hard-and-fast rule that you must keep only a solo machine to make your cup of coffee. If you are a fan of switching between the style of coffee you sip, then you could have multiple full-immersion as well as pour over drip-style coffee-making devices. This section of items is a rather vast yet preference-based one, so exploring more is the only way to help you make your perfect choice. 

Drinking too much coffee can cause unwanted pimples, here is our Essential Guide to Popping Pimples and Blackheads Safely 

2. Ground coffee

After picking out your brewing device, you would have to look at the next essential in the list i.e. your coffee of choice. The choice here is not just between which brand of coffee to buy but also depending on your brewing method, the grind of your coffee makes a world of difference. 

For e.g. for a Moka pot, you would only be looking at fine or very fine ground coffee while for a french press, a coarse and even grind will be your pick-up. This all sounds extremely complicated but our aforementioned infographics condense all the necessary attributes of coffee required per your brewing device, so you can refer to that and start exploring! 

It is also necessary here to point out some important tips about how you should choose your coffee brand. 

  1. A packet of coffee that mentions not only the country of its origin but also the region from which it has been extracted will undoubtedly be of high quality. The traceability of coffee makes it a good indicator of the brand’s transparency with its customers.
  2. Usually, the higher the price of a coffee bag, the better its production. The heavy price tag would not only ensure a better, rounder tasting cup but also that a greater portion of the money you invest goes to the producers.
  3. Purchasing a fresh packet of coffee is the ultimate tip! You must always look at the roast date or best-before-date to get an indication of how recent its roasting might have happened, this is because roasted coffee can go stale very easily over time.
  4. It might be better to buy specialty coffee. This is because different countries have different seasons of harvesting their regional coffee, so specialty coffees are available according to these seasons and are thus, of premium quality. 

Here is a complete guide to buying the perfect coffee by our friendly world barista championship winner –  James Hoffman: 

3. Whole coffee beans and a Coffee grinder

It would be much easier to buy ground coffee but would it be worth your buck? Not necessarily. An opened packet of ground coffee is exposed to the atmosphere and thus, degrades in quality much faster. As opposed to this, whole bean coffee can be kept and ground just before use or one-two day in advance and will remain fresh for a lot longer. Additionally, you get to experience the aromatic pleasure of grinding coffee in the morning! 

There are many different types of grinders in the market to choose from:

1. Manual Coffee Grinders · 2. Electric Grinders · 3. Blade Grinders · 4. Burr Grinders · 5. Espresso Grinders · 6. Travel Grinders

You can choose the one that suits your needs to display on your coffee station. 

4. Creamers and Syrups

If you are not a fan of plain, black and bitter coffee and wondering what you might put in your coffee; then, there are plenty of options available for you. You could add creamers to enhance the texture and taste of your coffee or use sweet syrups that add some extra flavor while also sweetening it in the process. 

There is a wide variety of artificial flavors ranging from lavender to vanilla and to caramel that you can pick out from. Not only are syrups great for whipping up different cafe-style coffee preparations but also add some color and oomph to your coffee bar! 

5. Frother

Most elaborate coffee preparations like cappuccino, latte, dalgona coffee, mocha or macchiato require foam or a frothy milk layer. A coffee frother is a must-investment for you if you desire to jazz up your days with some delicious coffee drinks other than the classic espresso! 

6. Mugs

Colorful or patterned, plain or with a quirky print – there are mugs for every coffee lover that goes with every vibe and style! No coffee station is complete without a celebrated showcase of cups and mugs to grab and pour in the perfect espresso. 

There are many ways to display your beloved mugs on your coffee station that we have covered in the next section of this article, so be sure to check them all out! 

7. Decor items

Decorative pieces that reflect your personal style or the style that you hoped to achieve with your coffee station are a must for your coffee bar setup. Knicks and knacks from here and there will help translate your vision for the coffee station into reality. 

Although most decor pieces that you choose will depend on the design you wish to create, there are some common ones that anyone can add to organize their setup a bit better. These include canisters in which to hold coffee, sugar, or spices that you normally add to your coffee; trays to place decorative items like small candles on top of and even baskets to hold other coffee-making essentials. 

Beyond these organizational pieces, you can also look at a variety of accessories to complement your coffee station basics. The following section covers a wide array of coffee bar layout ideas that incorporate a diverse range of accessories such as quirky and out-of-the-box coffee-related signs and posters, some small planters or flower vases, scented candles or candlesticks and what not! 

24 Best Home Coffee Station Ideas

Now that we have gone over all of the technical and rather unimaginative considerations, we finally get to the fun part of this blog! In this section, we will look at a variety of coffee bar designs to get inspired from and push our creativity horses into the highest gear. 

On the basis of your choice of the aforementioned basic layouts, you can look at the various themes of designs given hereon and curate a coffee bar or station which would make your friends and family envious!

  1. Straight-out-of-Pinterest coffee booth    

The soft, muted tones that characterize this coffee station are perfect representations of the aesthetics of Pinterest and Tumblr queens. The focal point of this station is the blush pink arch on the wall dotted with floating shelves. While the floating shelves in the center capture all the attention, another important piece of furniture in the design is the open shelf adjacent to it. The Pinterest vibe is perfectly conveyed through the decor pieces and plants that are placed on this out-there setup! 

  1. Dark-as-espresso sleek at-home café setup    

The dominant black accented with wood and reds in this sleek setup translates the idea of the creator to set up a low, warm-lit mood. The seriousness displayed in this design demonstrates that the owner has an appreciable level of knowledge of coffee and awareness of their preferences to create the perfect cup. In addition, the sideboard with drawers acts as the perfect hideaway for all that would have cluttered the clean space above and blends well with the chosen theme. It would only be fitting to prepare a strong shot of espresso to celebrate the dark spirit of this setup!

Another way of recreating a similar vibe with your coffee station is represented in this design: 

  1. Suburban farmhouse-esque coffee cabinets

Every 12-year-old has a vivid image of the kitchen in their grandparents’ house from when they spent splendid days of their summer vacations there. Old-looking cupboards with pretty arches and curves, endless ceramic pots, checker-print cloth pieces, a vintage clock, some randomly placed flower vases, etc. are all memorabilia of those suburban houses. The following designs are inspired by this vintage aesthetic and represent an imaginative incorporation of all the described elements into a farm coffee bar setup. It would only make sense to whip up a small, comforting cup of cappuccino at these coffee stations! 

  1. The roll-it-away coffee carts  

We have previously discussed coffee carts as space-friendly layouts for our daily coffee needs. The simplicity and compactness of these carts are as striking as their unique and fresh concept. All you need is an appropriately sized cart, your coffee machine that does it all, some mugs, maybe a kettle and some itsy-bitsy decor elements and you are ready to recreate a minimal and attractive coffee cart of your own! 

  1. Caffè and Vino – The Perfect duo  

Starring an unusually complementing combo that would make any Italian nonna cry tears of happiness, this coffee bar design is going to make all your guests look twice! This eccentric design is for those who would love the idea of washing down the aftertaste of their coffee with some crisp red wine! What makes this coffee cabinet idea even more special is that the star piece of furniture in it is refurbished from a cracky, broken-down cupboard – so, essentially this could be your next DIY project! 

  1. Quaint, homey coffee stations

This is the ultimate repertoire of designs for all those who identify with the comforting vibe of a homebody. A spot-on balance is struck in these coffee stations between mechanical gadgets and cutesy, quirky decor items. So this theme is apt for the homeowners whose personal styles are a dash of yin paired with a bit of yang. 

  1. Japandi-style zen coffee station

If you are not familiar with the ‘japandi’ style, it is a recent trend in a home interior that blends the best of two aesthetics – the smooth functionality of Scandinavian design with the minimal, clean elegance of the Japanese style. This coffee station layout is for those who prefer to associate their home with a calm, zen energy and adore decor that is soothing to look at. You would be looking at muted colors and lighter wood planks to bring this aesthetic to life. It captures the essence of the japandi style and will be the perfect place to spend a relaxing morning preparing a Vietnamese-style sweet cup of coffee. 

  1. The bean-and-brew connoisseur station  

As the name of this theme suggests, these stations embody the ethos of a person who stretches into the ins and outs of the bean and brew world. They know where their coffee comes from, measure their coffee quantity by gram, foster hatred towards all instant coffee brands and treat their coffee routine as an operative mechanism. All these designs are the maximalist’s approach to flaunting their knowledge – with a blinding number of brewing tools, weird test tubes to store their coffee beans, multiple types of coffee grinders and gadgets unrecognizable to the amateur eye; these designs are meant for the mad coffee scientist, so beware! 

  1. The chic modernist coffee bar 

These are design ideas for those who have an eye for the modern chic style. Homeowners who prefer a combination of elegant and modern, trendy elements will find the ultimate inspiration to extend their home interior tastes into their coffee station setup. 

  1.  Around the world with a cup coffee station 

From Paris to New York to Italy, this coffee station draws inspiration from around the world for not only certain design elements but also for its versatility. Many brewing tools like the moka pot, french press, chemex, drip setup etc. used in different regions can be seen sitting on the floating shelves and a variety of cups and mugs are displayed. This kind of design falls right in between too little and too much, it is just bang on! So, it could be your absolute inspiration to create a beautifully packed yet not cluttered coffee station at home. 

  1. Hang-it-up pegboard coffee corner 

If you are struggling with the optimization of space while creating your ultimate coffee corner, then pegboards will come to your rescue and help you effectively incorporate an adjacent wall into the design. They can be attached directly to the wall and spruce up the design while functionally carrying a major chunk of items intended to be displayed on the station. They are very easy to use and can support a considerable number of things. It is only necessary to ensure that a pegboard coffee corner doesn’t look too bundled up and thus, untidy. So, these designs will surely nudge you to tastefully assimilate pegboards into your coffee corner. 

  1. Rustic vintage-inspired coffee bar 

Would you like to build a coffee bar that you can use to display old hand-me-downs from your grandmom or your great grandma? Or would you just like to hero vintage pieces that you got from your favorite thrift store? Then this is the coffee bar design for you! With gold-framed mirrors and uniquely vintage-inspired mug hangers, and an evidently run-down drawer which embodies the rustic vibe to the maximum, this design will make you want to run to restock your coffee bags!

Another way to give your coffee corner a vintage-inspired edge can be seen in this flowery design:

  1.  Fall-themed floating shelves coffee corner 

If you are a lover of pumpkin-spice lattes and rustling leaves, then you can capture the essence of the beautiful fall season throughout the year with this fall-themed coffee corner! These floating shelves not only add functionality to the design but are also reminiscent of autumnal trees while the orange, red and brown hues are absolutely flawless. 

  1. The light and airy minimalist coffee nook 

This array of designs might look different superficially but they are the perfect minimalist’s guide to the coffee nook of their heart’s desire! They all embody the clean and simple aesthetic but they are not uninteresting to look at. There is an excellent play with colours, textures, plants, accessories and tools in each of them that would make anyone feel enticed for a warm cup of jitter juice!

  1. The picture-perfect coffee setup 

If you are a movie buff who even daydreams in the styles of Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson or Taika Waititi, then this coffee design will be your absolute inspiration! Even without the tripod camera, the Hollywood-esque colors and posters will let everyone know of your love for the cinema. 

  1. The bumble-bee pop of yellow coffee bar 

Do you walk into a room and immediately feel gravitated toward anything yellow? The happy color leaves nobody untouched. 

Certainly, none can deny the effect yellow has on the health of their heart – an automatic smile spreads on the mouth and joy swells up the body as soon as our eyes fall on the color. So why wouldn’t anyone want to spread some cheer and happy vibes in their coffee station, and start every day with a smile and liquid warmth oozing from their cup! 

  1. The barista off-duty coffee station

A coffee connoisseur might be the scientist who studies their beloved beans and drips but a barista is a surgeon who has learned the craft of making the perfect cup with patient repetitions and knows by the smell of the notes in each cup of espresso. They wake up to coffee and end their day with coffee, they inhale and exhale coffee. Then how can they not have an at-home cafe set up to do some public service, and make youtube vlogs and shorts explaining every minuscule detail about how to get the perfect shot of espresso every time! 

  1. Cookies n Crema counter station 

Who doesn’t like a sweet snack to accompany their favourite bitter beverage? This little counter setup is for those who like the taste of coffee but have only the one machine that does everything coffee-related for them. Make the coffee machine the hero of the design whilst also giving some room to delicious cookies! (or other snack you enjoy with your cup) 

  1. Sprinkled with gold dust counter setup 

This on-the-counter coffee making setup is only featured in this list for its unique gold railing that can hold all your favorite mugs in a showstopper manner! It is a simple and effective setup for a minimalist’s coffee needs. So, get inspired and incorporate some gold accents to your coffee nook as well. 

  1. Baskets-over-drawers coffee station 

Baskets are the new trend – they are more than just picnic accessories, you can carry them as bags or even put your coffee essentials in them as is shown in these coffee bar designs! While creating a unique storage arrangement for your design, you can also add some natural down-to-earth flair to it by using some warm-toned baskets! 

  1. Free mugs for all coffee booth 

We can never get enough mugs to add to our kitchen collection, but some people just love mugs beyond everything else in their coffee booth. They want to highlight and display their array of mugs and cups while arranging all the other items as supporting cast. If you are them, then you will hop on the opportunity to recreate any of these designs! 

  1. The that-girl coffee station 

We have all seen TikTok and youtube filled with guides to be that-girl. What is that-girl, you ask? She is a girl who has her life together – she exercises and meditates every morning, fills her journal up with manifestations, and eats a healthy rainbow palette. In short, she is the embodiment of inspiration to lead your best life! So, if you aspire to be anything like that-girl, you might want to take inspiration from the following coffee station designs that scream that-girl energy! 

  1. Colour me rainbow coffee station

If you love rainbows and multi-coloured socks, then you might not believe in the idea of pop-of-colour but a pop-of-things amidst colour. This coffee station layout is centred around colour and will make anyone want to invest in some colourful coffee tools! 

  1. Surprise, Surprise! Coffee station ideas

This article would be incomplete without a lovely compilation of inspirational ideas for those who want to create a sophisticated closeted coffee station. A clean and modern way to set up your coffee essentials which would bring a satisfied smile on your face when you open the cabinet in the morning. While the first two designs lean more towards the modern, chic vibe; the last two capture the japandi style with some pops of colours and a muted, calming essence. This is the ideal setup for kitchens that have a modular layout with tall cabinet spaces to be utilized. 

Cost of Coffee Station (in $)

The cost of assembling a coffee station varies greatly from design to design, and also on the devices and items that are being displayed. 

Someone who is looking for a home bar idea on a budget might want to consider DIYing an old cabinet or using their own kitchen counter space to setup their coffee station. A DIY coffee bar project using a thrift store cabinet might cost anywhere from $30 to $100 depending on the decor items used as well as whether you already own the coffee machine you are going to display on it or buy a new one. 

They might even look at a coffee cart setup to not only save money but also space. This mobile coffee cart available in two different colours at a comfortable price of $89.99 on Amazon might be a good option to consider. 

When it comes to coffee brewing devices, the cost varies not only from brand to brand but is also contingent on the brewing method of your choice. A good french press can range from a cheap $20 to a whopping $150. However, when it comes to coffee machines, the cheaper end of the lot comes with only a small margin below $80 while the sky is the limit for the premium ones with the Breville barista express (regarded as one of the best in the market) marked at a price of $688.92.

The overall cost can only be estimated based on the price of decor items, mugs, baskets and other items off our ‘things to put on the coffee bar’ list in this article. The cost of mugs, syrups, coffee grinders and decorative pieces can all be customized according to your budget as there are high-quality affordable options as well as costly ones available in the market. Apart from that, if you are looking to install an overhead accent light to accentuate the look and appeal of your coffee corner, you might have to tab that in as well. 


If you are anything like Lorelai Gilmore of the Gilmore girls, you are already at your sixth coffee cup of the day when the sun goes down and nobody can stop you from gulping more java down. “Sleep, who?”, you hear your loved ones ask when you’re already fixing up your night-time supply of the jitter-juice. But there’s no need to fret about sleep when your body is obsessively unaffected by caffeine anymore.

You no longer need to box away your affection for coffee in your kitchen cupboards. It is to be celebrated and showcased in front of everyone who enters your home. 

And what better idea to do that than building your own perfect coffee station or bar in your arm’s reach? Getting that perfect cafe at-home setup has never been easier! 

Our curated list of 24 awesome coffee station ideas has come to the rescue of all those coffee fanatics who breathe in the fresh aroma of a new cafe wishing for their own at-home cafe setup one day. So, look no further and grab your cup of cappuccino and a notebook and pen to jot down your absolute favorite ideas. 

Read more: What Year Is It: The Answer Might Not Be What You Think

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Coffee Station Ideas

How To Make A Coffee Station In Your Kitchen?

Setting up a coffee station inside your kitchen is not a difficult task at all. The first step is to assess your space and decide on your basic layout for the coffee station. If you already have a spare counter that is going unused, setting up a coffee corner might just be your opportunity to utilize it. Or if you have an empty wall in the kitchen that you would like to highlight, you could install a small cabinet, a cart or a full-size cupboard for a separate cafe bar setup. Another option to consider might be using a hidden space like an already installed column of your kitchen cabinet to store your coffee-making equipment and keep it as a surprise gift for your guests!

How to make a coffee cabinet?

A coffee cabinet can be either made out of a cabinet that you already own by sprucing it up with some DIY magic or you could buy a new cabinet and set it up beautifully to display your coffee fanaticism. There are a ton of designs in this blog’s section on coffee bar layouts to get inspired from and chalk out a coffee cabinet design that resonates with your personal style. After that, all you need to do is assemble and make it all look pretty!

Where to place coffee maker in kitchen?

You can place your coffee maker on the counter of your kitchen against the backsplash; and place mugs, coffee bags, cookies or other complementary items alongside to fill up the space. You could also consider placing your coffee machine on a coffee cart or a small cabinet if your kitchen is a bit large, and decorate the piece of furniture as per your taste.

Will coffee grounds stain carpet?

If you have accidentally spilled your coffee grounds on your carpet, there will be some serious staining that you need to meticulously clean out. As you realize your spill and the panic sets in, you must remain calm and immediately grab some paper towels and begin your rescue operation with some gentle blotting. When only the residual stains are left, a barely damp cloth must replace the paper towels. Finally, you must wait until the next morning when everything has dried out to vacuum and clean the area.

15+ Countries With Green Yellow Red Flags

There are many countries with green yellow red flag colors in them (Pan-African colors). Learn more about these countries and what each of those flags symbolizes.

Countries With Green Yellow Red Flags Image

Every country gives utmost respect and cares for its national flag. A flag holds supreme importance for every individual in their respective country. Every flag is designed to represent its own nation. 

Each flag is made up of different colors. While some flags contain colors like white, blue, saffron, or even red, there are others that contain a mix of green, yellow, and red.

Each individual color is said to have its own meaning and significance. For instance, the ‘white’ color on a flag usually signifies peace and purity, whereas the ‘red’ color on a flag stands for power and blood. In China, the color ‘red’ is associated with good fortune.

In this article, we will check out a list of countries having green, yellow and red colors in their flags. We will also go through those flags that contain a ‘star’ symbol, or those with blue, and black colors along with green, yellow, and red.

Countries That Have Green Yellow Red Flags

Many African nations use this color combination in their flags. Hence, these colors are also known as Pan-African colors. 

Green Yellow Red Flag Meaning

This beautiful color combination was inspired by the Ethiopian national flag. Sometime during 1896, Ethiopia emerged victorious by defeating Italy and saving itself from Italian rule.

It was then that Emperor Menelik II gave permission to create a flag with green, yellow, and red colors. Soon, many other newly formed African nations followed suit.

Let us have a look at the list of countries whose flags contain these Pan-African colors.

1. Mali

Mali flag Image
National Flag of Mali


The national flag of Mali has green, yellow, and red colors lined vertically across its length.


Mali or the Republic of Mali, as it is officially called, is a country in West Africa. Spread across an area of about 12,40,000 sq km, it is the eighth-largest country in Africa.

The political region of Mali is divided into eight regions, with its northern borders stretching almost to the central area of the Sahara desert. The southern part of Mali is within the Sudanian Savanna.

Mali’s economy depends on agriculture and mining. It is the third-largest gold producer in Africa. Even salt is largely found here and the country is known to export salt.


Statistics state that the present-day population of Mali is about 20.25 million. Going by data projections, the population is expected to go over 50 million by 2058 and it could touch about 80 million by 2099, which is approximately four times the current population.

Why is Mali reporting a rapid increase in its population? It records a high fertility rate of 5.92 births every woman. As per this data, one can deduce that most of the country’s population is quite young, with an average age of about 16.5 years. Now this explains Mali’s population explosion.

Brief History

The above flag of Mali came into existence on March 1, 1961. 

Each of the colors in the flag – green, yellow, and red has its own significance. Green symbolizes land fertility, yellow signifies purity coupled with the richness of minerals within the country, and red means blood – this correlates to the bloodshed during the country’s freedom struggle against the French.

2. Guinea

Guinea Flag Image
National Flag of Guinea


The colors red, yellow, and green are lined vertically across the length of the flag. If you observe closely, the Guinea flag is a mirror image of the Mali flag.


Guinea, officially known as the Republic of Guinea, falls within the coastal regions of West Africa. It shares its borders with the Atlantic Ocean, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Guinea is also referred to as Guinea-Conakry.

This name comes from its capital city Conakry. This is usually done to avoid any sort of confusion between this region and other regions having similar names like Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea.

Guinea is spread across an area of 245,857 square kilometers.


Presently, about 14,022,553 people reside in this country. It is equivalent to about 0.17% of the total world population. Muslims form a majority in this country.

Brief History

The Guinea flag has taken its colors from the Ghanaian national flag. Ghana adopted its flag sometime in 1957. The Guinean flag came into existence on 10th November 1958. Guinea decided to go along with the Pan-African colors, keeping in mind the sentiments of its other fellow nations that supported this movement.

The significance of each of the colors in the flag is as follows:

  • Red: The red color signifies the blood of all freedom fighters who struggled to attain freedom from the French. It also represents the amount of effort put in by the labor class group and the country’s progress rate.
  • Yellow: Yellow symbolizes the richness of gold within the country. It is also derived from the sun which distributes uniform light and energy amongst all masses. Hence one can say that this color reflects the qualities of equality and justice.
  • Green: Green signifies the nation’s rich heritage that comes from its natural resources. It also represents the abundant greenery within the country and finally, this color highlights the struggles encountered by fellow countrymen residing in the countryside.

To summarize, the colors of the Guinean national flag reflect the mottos of the nation, namely – Travail, Justice, and Solidarite. In simple terms, these are Work, Justice, and Solidarity.

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3. Benin

Benin Flag Image
National Flag of Benin


Benin, or the Republic of Benin, is another country to have adopted the Pan-African colors in its flag. While the green color is vertical at the hoist, the yellow and red bands are placed horizontally across it.


Like Mali and Guinea-Conakry, Benin is also a nation in West Africa. Its neighboring countries are Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Niger. The total area of this country is approximately 114,763 sq. km. 

Benin is the largest cotton producer on the African continent. Interestingly, French is the official language of this country.


The present population of this country presently stands at 13.7 million. Most of the population resides in the southern coastal area of the Bight of Benin.

Brief History

The colors within the flag have cultural, political, and regional implications. While the green color aspires for a new democracy, the yellow denotes the nation’s wealth, and the red color shows the struggles encountered by forefathers.

The present flag came into existence on November 16, 1959. At that time, the country was officially known as Dahomey. During this time, Dahomey was still under French colonization.

The flag did not change even when Dahomey attained freedom from the French on August 1, 1960. However, when the People’s Republic of Benin was established in 1975, a new flag came into existence. This flag was completely green with a red star on its top-left corner.

Flag of People’s Republic of Benin
Flag of People’s Republic of Benin

The above flag remained in use until August 1, 1990, when the country restored its original flag following the setup of a multi-party democratic system.

4. Bolivia

National Flag of Bolivia
National Flag of Bolivia


The Bolivian national flag is made up of red, yellow, and green bands lined horizontally with the Bolivian coat of arms centered right in the middle.


Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is located in Western-Central South America. It is bordered by countries such as Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, and Peru. It is the fifth-largest country in South America spanning an area of 1,098,581 square kilometers.


Presently, the population of Bolivia is around 1.2 crores. It represents about 0.15% of the total world population.

Brief History

The present Bolivian flag came into existence on 31 October 1851, almost 171 years ago. The flag is divided into red, yellow, and green bands in equal proportions. Like other national flags, every color band on this flag has some significance. Let us check them.

  • Red: The red color signifies the martyred blood while attaining and protecting the Republic.
  • Yellow: The yellow color represents the beauty of the country’s assets.
  • Green: Green color symbolizes the abundance of nature within the country. It also represents values like hope.

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5. Lithuania

National Flag of Lithuania
National Flag of Lithuania


Just like Bolivia, the national flag of Lithuania has yellow, green, and red bands lined horizontally across the length of the flag.


The Republic of Lithuania lies in the Baltic region of Europe. It is a part of the Baltic states and is along the eastern coast of the Baltic sea. The country is bordered by Latvia, Belarus, Poland, and Russia. Lithuania figures in the list of highly developed countries.


Lithuania’s population is about 28 lakhs.

Brief History

The Lithuanian flag was initially adopted on 25 April 1918. Once it was taken over by the Soviet Union, the flag was no longer in use for about 45-50 years. During this period, other flags authorized by the Soviets took charge.

Finally, on 18 November 1988, the original flag was restored once Lithuania gained freedom from Soviet rule. Each of the colors in the flag has its own significance.

  • Yellow: The yellow band on the flag denotes the sun and the country’s well-being.
  • Green: The green band represents the rich greenery of the country. It also signifies the country’s sovereignty and ambitions.
  • Red: The red band represents the blood of those freedom fighters who laid their lives for the liberation of Lithuania.

6. Republic of the Congo

National Flag of the Republic of the Congo
National Flag of the Republic of the Congo


Of all the flags that we have seen till now, the flag belonging to the Republic of the Congo is a little different, although it carries the same set of green, yellow and red colors.

This flag has the green, yellow and red colors laid out diagonally, with the green and red colors occupying equal space and shaped into right-angled triangles. The yellow-colored band occupies lesser space in comparison to the other two colors.


The Republic of the Congo is a country situated on the western coastline of Central Africa. It comes alongside the western banks of the Congo river and is surrounded by countries like Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is also partially bordered by the Atlantic ocean.


This country has an approximate population of about 58.6 lakhs, comprising mainly of the urban population. About 0.07% of the world’s population lives in this nation.

Brief History

The Republic of the Congo was officially adopted on 15 September 1959. However, in 1968, when the People’s Republic of the Congo took over, even the flag underwent a change.

National Flag of the People’s Republic of Congo
National Flag of the People’s Republic of Congo

This flag was totally different, though it had the colors of green, red, and yellow, with majorly red color occupying the complete flag.

Finally, the original flag re-emerged again on 10 June 1991 after the downfall of the People’s Republic of the Congo.

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Green Yellow Red Flag With Star In Middle

In the above section, we came across flags having plain bands of red, yellow, and green. Now let us check out those countries whose flags have the same color combination along with a star in the middle.

1. Burkina Faso

National Flag of Burkina Faso
National Flag of Burkina Faso


The Burkina Faso flag has red and green bands distributed equally along with a yellow star right at the center.


Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa, surrounded by Mali, Niger, Ghana, Benin, and Ivory Coast. Earlier, Burkina Faso was called the ‘Republic of Upper Volta’. The name of the country changed during the rule of President Thomas Sankara.


Presently, the population of Burkina Faso stands at 2.23 crores. The urban population within the country accounts for about 30.6%.

Brief History

The flag of Burkina Faso also follows the Pan-African colors. This flag is in use since August 4, 1984. There was a coup in 1983 following which, President Thomas Sankara came into power and ultimately designed and authorized this flag.

Significance of flag colors:

  • Red: The red color stands for progress and revolution.
  • Green: The green color in the flag refers to the natural riches and the abundance of green wealth within the country.
  • Yellow: The yellow star in the middle is like a source of inspiration for the country to progress and succeed.      

2. Cameroon

National Flag of Cameroon
National Flag of Cameroon


The Cameroon flag is divided into equal stripes of green, red, and yellow with a yellow-colored star in the center.


Cameroon is a country situated in West-Central Africa. Its neighboring countries are Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo. 


Cameroon is a densely populated nation having a count of around 2.83 crore people. The inhabitants of this nation are known to speak at least 250 local languages. The urban population accounts for about 56.3% of the total country’s population.

Brief History

The present national flag of Cameroon has been in use since the 20th of May, 1975. Cameroon was the second country to opt for the Pan-African colors in its flag.

Significance of flag colors:

  • Green: The green color refers to the lush green forest spread in South Cameroon.
  • Red: The red color within the flag is described as the “color of unity”.
  • Yellow: The yellow color symbolizes the color of the sun. It also refers to the vast spread of woodlands and grasslands in North Cameroon.
  • Yellow Star: The yellow star in the flag is called “the star of unity”.

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3. Grenada

National Flag of Grenada
National Flag of Grenada


Of all the flags that we have seen till now, this flag is the one having some designs in the form of stars and a nutmeg symbol.

The flag consists of two yellow-colored and green-colored triangles that are bordered by a red rectangle. This red border contains a total of six yellow stars – three at the top and three at the bottom.

Furthermore, another yellow star sits in the center of the flag within a red disc. And finally, a nutmeg symbol sits on the green triangle present at the hoist.


Grenada is an island country in the West Indies. It is one of the Caribbean islands. Two other islands that are a part of Grenada include Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Grenada is close to Trinidad and Tobago. Its total area is about 348.5 square kilometers.


Being a tiny island country, Grenada does not have a very huge population. Presently, the population count of this country stands at 113,827. Therefore, it hardly contributes to the total world population.

Brief History

Sometime in 1967, Grenada attained the status of an “Associate State” after the British granted it approval. Soon, planning began for designing a separate flag for Grenada.

The flag was designed by a Grenadian artist named Anthony C. George. The present Grenada flag is in use since 7 February 1974. 

Let us have a look at what the colors and the stars within the Grenadian flag imply.

  • The red color in the flag denotes harmony, unity, courage, and vitality.
  • The green color in the flag reflects the lush greenery and vegetation within the island.
  • Like in most other flags, the yellow color denoted the color of the sun. It also reveals the warm and wise nature of its countrymen.
  • The yellow star embedded within the red disc in the center of the flag represents St.George’s, the capital of Grenada.
  • The remaining six stars in-housed within the red border represent the six administrative departments of the country.
  • Grenada is known for producing nutmeg. It is the second-largest producer of this amazing spice with Indonesia being the leading producer. This explains the nutmeg symbol present on the flag’s hoist.

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4. Mauritania

National Flag of Mauritania
National Flag of Mauritania


The flag of Mauritania consists of two red bands – one at the top and the other at the bottom. Most of the portion is occupied by a wide green band. The green band in-houses a yellow star and a crescent, right at the center


Mauritania or the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is situated in Northwest Africa. It is surrounded partially by the Atlantic Ocean and Western Sahara. Its neighboring countries include Algeria, Mali, and Senegal. A majority of Mauritania’s territory lies within the Sahara Desert, roughly about 90%. It is the 11th largest country on the African continent.


The present-day population of Mauritania is around 49 lakhs. It is not very densely populated and accounts for about 0.06% of the total world population.

Brief History

The present flag of Mauritania came into existence barely 5 years ago, on August 15, 2017. Prior to this, the original flag was devoid of the two red stripes that are a part of the current flag.

It was a bare green field with a yellow-colored star and a crescent below it. The earlier flag was designed under the supervision of President Moktar Ould Daddah.

Original Mauritanian flag
Original Mauritanian Flag

On 5 August 2017, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz held a referendum in which he proposed a change to the national flag. The proposal was accepted and the latest flag was adopted. It included the two red bands – one at the top and one at the bottom respectively.

The green color has a special significance in Islam, hence it occupies most of the area within the flag. Even the star and the crescent hold religious significance in Islam which explains their presence on the flag. The red and yellow colors have been introduced keeping the Pan-African sentiments in mind.

  • As stated above, the green color represents Islam.
  • The yellow color signifies the golden sands of the Sahara Desert.
  • The red color represents the sweat, blood, efforts, and sacrifices of the people who were responsible for protecting the territory of Mauritania.

5. Senegal

National Flag of Senegal
National Flag of Senegal


The flag of Senegal consists of green, yellow, and red bands lined vertically with a green star situated right in between.


The Republic of Senegal is located in Western Africa, along the Atlantic Ocean coast. Its neighbors include Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau. The country has a land area of about 197,000 square kilometers.


Currently, the population of Senegal is about 1.8 crores. About 0.21% of the total world population resides in this country. 

Brief History

Senegal did not have a flag of its own when it was under French colonization. However, on 4 April 1959, it was combined with the French colony of Sudan, thereby giving rise to the Mali Federation which got a new flag.

This flag was made up of green, yellow, and red bands spread out vertically across its length. A human stickman, or a Kanaga, occupied space within the yellow band, right at the center.

Mali Federation Flag
Mali Federation Flag

However, this joint federation did not last very long. On August 20, 1960, Senegal became totally independent and decided to adopt a new flag. Hence the present flag came into existence at that time. A green star replaced the Kanaga in the middle.

Significance of the flag colors:

  • Green is a sacred color in both Islam and Christianity. Hence this explains the presence of the green star and a green band. On the other hand, Christians view this color as a sign of hope.
  • Yellow is recognized as a symbol of wealth, art, literature, and intellect.
  • Red being the color of blood, recognizes the sacrifices of its countrymen.

There is also a political significance here. Historically, each of these three colors represents a political party.

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Green Yellow Red Flag With a Star Within a Blue Disc

Ethiopia is the only country in the world to have a green-yellow-red flag with a star embedded within a blue disc in between. To be more precise, the national emblem of Ethiopia is in the middle of the flag.

National Flag of Ethiopia
National Flag of Ethiopia

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Emblem of Ethiopia


Ethiopia is located in the Somali Peninsula or the Horn of Africa. It is surrounded by countries like Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, and Sudan. Its total area is around 1,100,100 square kilometers.


Ethiopia is a densely populated nation. Presently, the population of the country is around 12.2 crores. It is the 12th most populated country in the world and ranks 2nd in the list of most populated countries in Africa, trailing only behind Nigeria. Ethiopia contributes to about 1.47% of the total world population.

Brief History

  1. Ethiopia has mainly adopted the colors green, yellow, and red in its flags. The present flag containing the Ethiopian emblem has been in use since 2009.
  2. Starting from the late 19th century until now, Ethiopian flags have featured pennants, the first symbol of Emperor Menelik, the Lion of Judah, and green-yellow-red tricolor designs with varying symbols in the center. Check out these flags below.

1. Ethiopian Flag With Pennants

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Ethiopian Flag With Pennants

This flag contains pennants in red, yellow, and green colors respectively.

2. Ethiopian Flag With Emperor Menelik’s Symbol In the Center

Ethiopian Flag With Emperor Menelik’s Symbol
Ethiopian Flag With Emperor Menelik’s Symbol

Emperor Menelik authorized this flag after Ethiopia emerged victorious against Italy during the Battle of Adwa.This flag contains the first Ethiopian letter of his name inscribed in the center as shown above.

3. Green Yellow and Red flag with a Lion in the Center

Green Yellow and Red Flag with a Lion in the Center
Green Yellow and Red Flag with a Lion in the Center

This was the Ethiopian flag from 1974-1975.

4. Ethiopian Derg Flag

Ethiopian Derg Flag
Ethiopian Derg Flag

The Derg, or the Provisional Military Administrative Council (PMAC) ruled over the country from 1975-1987. During this period, the official flag was a blank tricolor of green, yellow, and red.

5. People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia              

People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 
People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 

The People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia flag was in use from 1987-1991. Check the flag displayed below.

6. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

This is quite similar to the present Ethiopian flag, with a variation in the blue shade. The flag of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia was used from 1996 to 2009.

Significance of flag colors:

  • Green – Symbolises the rich fertile land
  • Yellow – Symbolises qualities like hope
  • Red – Symbolises the various sacrifices made by ancestors in protecting Ethiopia
  • The yellow star reflects the dazzling future of Ethiopia

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Green Yellow Red Flag With Black Star

Some flags have a combination of green, yellow and red colors with black stars. Let us check out which countries have such flags:

1. Ghana

National Flag of Ghana
National Flag of Ghana


The flag of Ghana is divided into horizontal bands of red, yellow, and green with a black star in the middle. This sits exactly within the width of the yellow band.


The Republic of Ghana is a country situated in the western part of the African continent. Its neighboring countries are Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Togo. The total area of this country is about 238,535 sq. km. 


The population of Ghana is about 3.27 crores. About 0.4% of the total world population resides in Ghana

Brief History

The present flag of Ghana is in use since 1957. When the Dominion of Ghana achieved independence from European powers, Theodosia Salome Okoh designed the national flag.

The colors of the flag throw light on the nation’s struggle to achieve independence and also reflect its rich natural heritage.

  • Like in most other flags, the red color depicts the struggles faced by the heroes of the nation in achieving freedom from European colonization.
  • The yellow or gold color occupies the flag’s midsection. Gold is an important mineral found in a few sections of the nation, and this color is used to represent the same. Other important minerals found in the country include diamond, bauxite, and manganese.
  • The green color represents the greenery present in the country in the form of forests and natural wealth. 
  • The black star is displayed to show Africa’s unity and resilience against imperialism.

2. Guinea-Bissau

National Flag of Guinea-Bissau
National Flag of Guinea-Bissau


The flag of Guinea-Bissau contains a red band standing vertically at the hoist. The yellow and green bands are placed horizontally beside the red band. A black star sits within the red band at the hoist.


The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa. It is surrounded by countries like Senegal and Guinea. It covers a total area of 36, 125 square kilometers.


Presently, the population of Guinea-Bissau is around 20.9 lakhs. Since it is a small country, it is not very densely populated. Guinea-Bissau is home to about 0.03% of the total world population. There is a decent urban population within the nation.

Brief History

The present flag of Guinea-Bissau was born on September 24 1973 when the country freed itself from the Portugal rule. 

The flag follows the principles of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), the main political party that helped the country in attaining independence. The national flag of Ghana was a big inspiration for this party to adopt this flag. The colors are not only Pan-African, but they also exhibit similar principles reflected by the Ghanian flag.

  • The red color refers to the blood shared by freedom fighters to achieve independence.
  • The yellow color signifies mineral wealth, i.e, gold.
  • The green color represents the natural greenery and vegetation of the country.

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3. Sao Tome and Principe

National Flag of Sao Tome and Principe
National Flag of Sao Tome and Principe


The national flag of Sao Tome and Principe consists of a red triangle at the hoist, two green bands at the top, and the bottom with a yellow band occupying the central section. Two black stars sit within the yellow band.         


Sao Tome and Principe is an island country in the Gulf of Guinea. It is located alongside the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. These islands came up owing to volcanic activity in deep waters around the area.


The present population of this country stands at 2.29 lakhs. Being an island country, it is quite thinly populated. It hardly contributes to the world population.

Brief History

The flag of Sao Tome and Principe was designed by Manuel Pinto Da Costa, who was the then President and head of a political party called  Movement for the Liberation of Sao Tome and Príncipe (MLSTP).

This party was the driving force to liberate the country from the Portuguese. This design was approved after various proposals, all of which included the Pan-African colors.The present flag has been in use since 12 July 1975. 

Significance of flag colors:

  • The green color refers to the vegetation spread within the country.
  • The yellow color symbolizes the sun and cocoa, which is the main agricultural crop in the region.
  • The red color represents the sacrifices and struggles of the forefathers of the nation, who helped in achieving freedom.
  • The two black stars represent the two islands that form this country.

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Well, we hope that by going through the above article, you have a very good idea about the countries having green, yellow and red flags.

We also hope that you have a lot of clarity on how and when these flags originated in their respective countries. We sincerely believe that we have added to your knowledge and learning regarding countries owning Pan-African flags.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Red Yellow Green Flags

What is the green red and yellow flag?

The green, red and yellow flag is called the Pan-African flag.

Which countries have green and red flags?

The flag of Morocco is completely red with a 5-pointer green star in between.

What flags are green yellow and blue?

The national flag of Gabon is a tricolor of green, yellow and blue bands.

What are green and red flags in a relationship?

In a relationship, a green flag means one is good to proceed ahead, whereas a red flag signals warning or danger signs.

Who started the green yellow red flag?

The Pan-African nations started the custom of having green, yellow, and red flags.

What Are Solar-Powered Calculators and How Do They Work?

Solar-powered calculators run on solar cells. In this article, we will give you an insight into solar powered calculators, their origin and how they work.

What Are Solar-Powered Calculators

Calculators are essential at some point of time in our lives. They come in quite handy for high school and college kids to provide solutions for their math problems.

Likewise, many times, even at our workplace, we never know when we could need the assistance of a calculator.

As students, many of us have might have used scientific calculators during math lectures. These calculators are mainly battery-powered.

Once the batteries lose their charge, your calculator stops working. For these calculators, the battery life and quality become integral aspects to ensure their smooth functioning. For this, you must charge your calculator effectively.

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How Solar Calculators Are Different From Regular Calculators?

How are Solar Calculators Different?

We have heard of various gadgets that run on solar energy. Do you know that even your calculator can run on solar power? Yes, you read it right.

Solar-powered calculators, as they are called, run on solar cells. What do these calculators look like? Well, they are small, handheld gadgets, just like your regular calculators, which work in the presence of solar energy. 

In this article, we will give you an insight into these calculators, their origin and how they work. We will also give you suggestions on some of the best solar-based calculators presently available in the market in case you are planning to purchase one.

What Are Solar-Powered Calculators?

What are solar powered calculators

Going by their looks, solar calculators resemble regular calculators only. The difference is in the manner in which their batteries are charged.

Battery-based calculators consist of AAA batteries or button-like cells. When these batteries or cells die, they need to be replaced to get your calculator going.

On the other hand, a solar calculator is composed of solar cells or panels which feed on solar energy or light. The solar panels in these calculators are energized in the presence of light.

How does this happen? The presence of amorphous silicon, a photovoltaic material,  present within solar panels facilitates this.  This enables these solar panels to convert solar energy into electricity, which in turn automatically charges your calculator batteries.

Now we know why solar cells are also referred to as photovoltaic cells. Hence, these calculators are also known as photovoltaic calculators.

Solar calculators can come with or without batteries. Pure solar calculators come without any battery backup. They completely rely on sunlight for charging themselves. When there is less light, these calculators may not get charged up very effectively. As a result, they will stop functioning.

The other variant of solar energy calculators comes with batteries. This variant relies on batteries when there is not much solar energy available or in low-light conditions.

The best example of this type of calculator is the NEWYES Scientific calculator. Now you may wonder why batteries are essential when solar energy can do the trick. Well, whenever there is insufficient light for your solar calculator, the batteries come to your rescue. Because of the battery presence, dual-powered solar calculators continue working.

Dual-powered solar calculators are quite efficient in terms of energy consumption. These panels help in energizing the batteries that get your calculator working. To sum it up, whenever your calculator batteries are low on energy, they can utilize some energy from solar panels.

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Once the batteries are fully energized, the calculator can switch back to battery mode. It is because of this that batteries within solar-panel calculators are long-lasting. This automatically increases the lifespan of your calculator.

Now that you are aware that solar panels energize the batteries and improve the life of your calculator, how long do you think you can use them without any issues?

Well, it is difficult to predict a definitive lifespan for these calculators, however, if you maintain them well, they could last for about 15 years on an average. Some people even claim to have used them for 20 years. So this guarantees one thing – solar calculators can work efficiently for a long time.

In comparison, lithium-ion battery-powered calculators last for about 3 years, again depending on their usage, battery quality, calculator maintenance, and many such factors. Now that is a huge bit of a difference.

However, keep one thing in mind. Once you have used your solar calculator for about a decade, the batteries do not charge up to their full capacity, rather, they charge up to only 60% of their complete capacity. This is a signal that the battery efficiency is on a downward trend and your calculator may not last too long. Still, its lifespan is quite high when compared to battery-powered calculators.

This was all about the efficiency of solar calculators when compared to their battery-based counterparts. However, did you realize that by using solar gadgets, you would be helping our environment as well?

After all, what could be better than using natural energy resources like solar energy and conserving battery usage? These gadgets also give an insight into their power consumption analysis, thereby encouraging people to start using solar-powered devices.

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Origin of Solar-Powered Calculators

Origin of Solar Powered Calculators

If you are wondering that solar calculators are quite new in the digital world, you may be wrong here. These calculators arrived way back during the late 70s.

The very first solar calculator called the Sharp EL- 8026, also known by the name Sun Man, made its first appearance in 1976.

The solar panels within this calculator are mounted on the rear portion from where it powers up the batteries. The photovoltaic cells within this module in-housed the S-225 silicon monocrystal which came with a 10% cell-conversion efficiency.

The Sun Man was a major contrast to the age-old calculators that were quite dominant in the 60s decade, the latter being quite bulky and costly. With the arrival of this model, transistor technology and screen technology started coming into the picture.

However, the Sharp EL – 8026 had a major disadvantage. The problem with this one was that the solar panels were installed in its rear portion. Hence it became a little inconvenient to use it while on solar power. 

Fast forward two years later, in 1978, came the Teal Photon. This completely ran on solar energy, without any batteries. However, the Teal Photon required very bright light to charge up. Moreover, there was no battery backup either.

A few years down the line, somewhere during the early 80s, both Sharp and Texas Instruments started bringing out solar panels that could work well even if the light was not very bright. With this invention, solar calculators began making a mark and establishing their presence in this area. By 1982, scientific solar calculators had started to come on board.

Sometime in 1984, Texas Instruments, as part of their promotional activities, offered free solar calculators to those firms and organizations which purchased their computers.

Sometime later, Texas Instruments struck a big deal with Chicago Public Schools when the latter when on to purchase a lump sum quantity of 167,000 solar calculators for a whopping $1.1 million. 

How did Solar Calculators Find a Place in the Education Industry?

Gradually, solar calculators began replacing log books and students began using them quite extensively in their math classes. Although teachers were not quite happy initially with this development, later on, they gave in to the idea of solar calculators becoming a part of math classes as they made students’ lives much easier. And these calculators ran on a natural energy source, hence there was no worry of batteries dying out.

These solar calculators were quite compact in terms of size and came with basic operational symbols like addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (x), division (/), and equal (=). These basic functionalities could easily work on solar power. They could function efficiently even in the presence of artificial light.

How Did Battery-Powered Calculators Gain Importance Over Solar Calculators?

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Although solar calculators manufactured by Texas Instruments continued their popular run, school children began opting for TI-89 models as they proved to be quite useful for them to solve their math problems. Students started relying on TI-89s for their calculus and trigonometry solutions.

These calculators required a lot of energy and solar power was not enough to recharge their batteries. Thus, battery-operated calculators slowly began to take precedence over solar calculators.

Presently, many people are opting for solar-powered gadgets as a part of the “Go-Green initiative”. Solar panels are being set up on house rooftops as well as on parking lot covers. We also have batteries that can store solar energy.

How Do Solar Calculators Work?

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Solar calculators require natural sunlight or bright light to get working. Going by the looks, solar calculators resemble our regular calculators only. 

For battery-based calculators, the charging happens through the batteries. You can recharge a battery-powered calculator under bright light, however, keep them away from normal light.

When the battery life is over, it simply means that you need to replace them. Regular calculators can be used easily anytime and anywhere once they are completely charged.

Now coming to solar calculators. The solar panels or solar cells on these calculators, also known as photovoltaic cells, need sunlight to get charged up.

Now how does charging happen under sunlight? Well, the silicon element housed within these photovoltaic cells converts solar energy into electricity, thereby automatically recharging the batteries within them.

Solar calculators have an LCD display. The remarkable thing about LCD screens is that they are quite efficient and can operate pretty well within a low voltage range of 1.5V to 2V. A few solar calculators like TI-701 LOOK (Graffiti), house a light pipe within them. With the help of this pipe, the light rays can meet properly on the solar cells. This in turn guarantees efficient charging.

The buttons on a solar calculator are like the buttons on any regular calculator. Different models carry buttons with different features. Some calculators could have the tax, currency, and profit margin calculation feature, some could have the square root feature, and so on. 

All solar calculators will have the basic math symbols like +, -, x, /, and = along with the power OFF/ON button. The calculations within a solar calculator are designed to work just like any other battery-based calculator.

How Can You Recognize a Pure Solar Calculator?

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If you are using a solar calculator, you will observe some very distinctive features in the way it works when compared to an ordinary calculator. Calculators that are completely dependent on solar energy for their functioning will not work properly when they do not get sufficient light, or when their solar panels are obstructed.

During such situations, notice that the numbers do not appear very bright on the screen and they start fading gradually. Moreover, you could find a slight time delay between pressing the buttons on the calculator and their appearance on the screen.

In simple words, when your solar calculator does not receive the intended amount of light, you could find it a little slow in terms of its working. Hence, you need enough light to operate a solar calculator.

To find this out, you can test your solar calculator on whether it works as it should within a dark room. You can even try to deliberately cover the solar panels. If your calculator solely relies on solar power, observe that its screen does not appear as bright as it should.

If your calculator works efficiently even in darkness, this simply means that it is utilizing its battery energy (in the case of dual-powered calculators). Purely battery-operated calculators will have no problems operating in the absence of light.

Does Bright Sunlight Damage Solar Calculators?

Although these calculators solely depend on solar energy, this does not mean that you have to expose them to direct sunlight. Whenever you need to charge your calculator, you can place them where there is lots of light, however, just see to it that the sun’s rays do not fall directly on your gadget.

Exposing your calculator to direct sunlight for very long periods tends to damage the sensitive receivers present within the solar panels.

How Long Does It Take to Charge a Solar Calculator?

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To answer this question, the charging time of a solar calculator depends on a few factors. If your calculator is quite old, or the solar panels have worn out a bit, chances are quite high that the capacity of its charging system could have gone down considerably.

In that case, the charging time could be longer. Moreover, if the sunlight is not too powerful, you may not see quick results.

On the other hand, if you choose to charge your calculator at that time of the day when the sun’s rays are at their strongest point, the charging could be better and faster. If your calculator is quite new with the latest features, don’t be surprised to see it getting completely charged in as less as 30 minutes!

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Can You Charge Your Solar Calculator Indoors?

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The spectrum of sunlight has a wavelength ranging anywhere from 400 to 700nm. Artificial lightings consist of visible wavelengths within the range of 400 to 700 nm.

This includes your incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lighting. If your solar calculator has been designed to work well within these light wavelength ranges, then it should charge pretty well under artificial light as well. 

So, to answer your question, yes, you can charge your solar calculator under artificial lighting. However, it may not be a very efficient technique for charging your gadget. Let us look at the reasons for the same.

1. Loss of Energy:

Sunlight is natural whereas artificial lights consume electricity. Hence, when you use incandescent bulbs to charge your calculator, imagine the amount of electricity that you would be consuming. Natural light comes free of cost and also helps you in achieving your carbon footprint

2. Less Intense:

You cannot compare the spectral intensities of artificial lights with that of sunlight. Undoubtedly, sunlight scores much better in this aspect when compared to your fluorescent bulbs.

Moreover, the spectral intensities of artificial lights do not remain consistent. This causes a significant reduction in their power, ultimately reducing their energy.

3. Light Obstructions:

Artificial lights can never reach solar panels directly. They are obstructed by various elements like glass (which covers the bulb). The glass absorbs some of the light, and this could even cause the light rays to deviate and spread out across the room. Hence, your calculator could take longer to get charged.

To sum it up, you can use artificial light to charge your calculator only when you do not have access to sunlight, like on cloudy or rainy days or even in darkness. However, your primary preference should be natural sunlight only.

Can Solar Calculators Have Fake Panels?

Many manufacturers put up fake solar panels in calculators. You may find such calculators to be relatively cheaper, but in the long run, they won’t be useful.

Fake solar panels cannot convert solar energy to electricity. Eventually, when your calculator batteries die out, your calculator too would wear off. Hence it is always better to check for the authenticity of all these products before you purchase them.

The Best Solar Calculators to Buy

Best solar calculators to buy

Now that you have understood how solar calculators can go a long way in protecting our planet by conserving energy, you might be planning to own one for yourself in case you rely on calculators.

Each one of us could have a different purpose for buying a calculator. The needs of students and professionals when it comes to owning calculators could be poles apart. 

Keeping all of these factors in mind, here are some of the best picks that we have shortlisted for you. Check them out and go for the one which suits your needs best.

You will also get an idea of how much each solar calculator costs on average. The prices will vary depending on the inbuilt features within each calculator.

1. Helect Standard Function Desktop Calculator

The Helect Standard Function Desktop Calculator has been designed to make the lives of accountants and finance professionals much simpler.

If you belong to either of these two categories, then consider purchasing this one. Let us check out the features of this calculator:

  • It is a dual-powered calculator. This means that it can last for many years since it works both on solar power and batteries.
  • In the absence of solar power, it needs AA batteries for its functioning. It is better if one AA battery is always present within the device to avoid any sort of interruptions in the absence of light.
  • Contains big-sized keys and a wide 12-digit display.
  • Contains all general keys (+, -,X, /, =, %). Hence it can provide solutions to your daily math problems.
  • Can be used for calculating profit margins and tax. It also assists in currency conversion.
  • You can choose this calculator in any of the following colors: Black, Blue, Orange, White, or Plum.
  • The price of this calculator ranges from $9.99 to $11.99. The price variation is due to the different colors.

2. Casio SL-100L Basic Solar Folding Calculator

The Casio SL-100L is a desktop calculator with a folding mechanism. When folded, it becomes so compact that it can easily fit within your pockets. Let us have a look at some of its key features:

  • This is a true solar calculator. It completely works on solar power. When idle for 8 minutes, it automatically shuts off.
  • The hinges are quite stiff; however, you can completely open it and can comfortably view its screen when kept on a flat surface.
  • Consists of a wide 8-digit display. This ensures good readability for everyone.
  • Comes with an independent memory.
  • Includes all basic operations. Also comes with the percentage and square root key.
  • A comma marker is present after every third digit.
  • This one costs $5.43.

Although the Casio SL-100L is not very big in terms of its size, it scores huge points in the solar calculator category. The only drawback in this one is the absence of a backlit.

3. EastPin 12-Digit Dual-Powered Solar Calculator

This scientific calculator manufactured by EastPin consists of a large 12-digit LCD display with big-sized keys. This one can run on solar energy as well as a single AA battery. This simply means that you can use it even in low-light conditions. The calculator automatically switches OFF when it is in an idle position for a long time. Let us check some of its features at a glance:

  • Works on both solar power and battery power. A single 1.5 V AA battery is sufficient.
  • The big-sized buttons make it simple for people to use it. Made of ABS plastic, these are quite comfortable to touch and press.
  • The 12-digit display screen is ideal for businessmen and teachers to use in math classes.
  • This one costs $8.99.

4. Casio MS-80b Standard Function Solar-Powered Desktop Calculator

The Casio ms-80b solar calculator is again a desktop calculator. Considered to be one of the USA’s top calculators, this one is a good choice of calculator for business people and finance professionals. Even students will find this one quite useful. The size of this calculator is such that it can easily fit within your bag. 

Again, this is compatible with both solar and battery power. 

Some key features of this calculator include:

  • Again this calculator is dual-powered. It works both on solar power and battery power. 
  • It comprises a large 8-digit LCD display.
  • The display screen is placed at an angle of 25 degrees.
  • If you are someone dealing with tax, currency, and profit-margin calculations, then this one is quite helpful for you.
  • This calculator is available in three colors: Brushed Nickel, Blue, and Silver.
  • The price of this calculator ranges from $7.39 to $10.69. The price varies depending on its color.

5. Sharp Electronics 8-Digit Dual-Powered Calculator

This 8-digit dual-powered calculator manufactured by Sharp Electronics is a very cute dual-powered, pocket calculator. The calculator measures 4.25 x 2.5 x 0.7 inches in size, and hence, you can carry it with you anywhere you want to.

All your daily math solutions can be provided by this one and hence, you can use it for both your home and office needs. Some of its characteristics are as follows:

  • Contains a hinged protective cover that ensures high protection.
  • Has a large 8-digit LCD display which provides a lot of clarity.
  • Consists of 3 memory keys (memory plus, memory minus, and recall/clear memory keys).
  • You can purchase this calculator online for $7.33.

Although this calculator can be used by everyone, students will find it quite useful. Even professionals can use it during their meetings and business trips.

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Well, we hope that now you have a very fair idea of solar-powered calculators regarding their origin, history, and how they work.

You also know the best ones to go for in case you are planning to purchase one. Apart from helping yourself with the calculator, you will also be doing your bit for our planet by using natural energy sources. So go ahead and get one if you intend to!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about solar powered calculators

Are solar-powered calculators real?

Yes. Solar calculators are real and quite helpful.

How long does a battery last in a calculator?

The battery life in a calculator depends on its usage, maintenance, and its quality.

Can solar-powered calculators store energy?

Solar calculators convert solar energy into electricity, which helps in the charging process.

Do solar-powered calculators need batteries?

A few solar-powered calculators come with batteries. These are known as dual-powered calculators. These are useful when there is no light or less light.

Are Casio calculators solar-powered?

A few Casio calculators are solar-powered. Some of these are really good ones.

Who invented the solar calculator?

Solar-calculators were first manufactured by Sharp in 1976.

How Long Does It Take for Eyelashes to Grow Back?

Wondering how long does it take for eyelashes to grow back? Learn more about the growth cycle of an eyelash, why eyelashes fall and a new eyelash care routine.

How Long Does It Take for Eyelashes to Grow Back?

When you meet a person for the first time, you tend to notice their appearance first, since it is right in front of you, unlike other personality traits which may take more time to discern. If online forums are anything to go by, most people agree that the first feature of a person’s appearance that they notice is a person’s eyes.

It is no wonder then, that people spend time and money into their appearance and personal grooming, of which eyes are a top contender. Of these, the two prominent aspects that can be groomed are eyelashes and eyebrows.

Eyelashes are the tiny hairs present on the lining of one’s eyelids, varying in length, thickness and curvature. Eyelashes are trimmed and groomed, but besides appearance, they also have functional values. They serve to protect the eyes against excessive moisture, dirt, germs, drying out too quickly, etc. 

Just like the hair on one’s head, eyelashes are also prone to falling (remember when you’d grab a stray lash and make a wish?). And like hair, it is normal for eyelashes to fall. It is of concern only if the lashes are falling at an irregular rate.

This could happen for a number of reasons, which are listed in the sections below. But once they fall or are plucked out, how long does it take eyelashes to grow back? To understand this better, it is important to know the phases of its growth cycle.

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Phases in Eyelash Growth

There are typically three phases in the life cycle of the eyelash follicle. These are known as the growth, degradation and resting phases. Let’s study what each phase consists of:

Phases in Eyelash Growth

1. Growth Phase (Anagen)

This is the phase during which one’s eyelashes actually grow in length. It typically lasts anywhere between 4-10 weeks, at which time the daily rate of lash growth is expected to be around 0.12-0.14mm.

2. Degradation Phase (Catagen

This is the shortest phase in the growth cycle of eyelashes, lasting around 2 weeks. During this time, the lashes stop growing and shrinkage of hair follicles occurs, which stunts growth entirely. It may also be referred to as the transition phase.

3. Resting Phase (Telogen

The longest and final phase of the eyelashes’ growth cycle is marked by the natural falling out of one’s lashes in a regular amount. It happens over the span of 4-9 months and the lashes fall in intervals, rather than in clumps or all at once.

During the growth phase, the rate of growth (which is in millimeters) and the time span (around 2 months) is very less as compared to hair growth, which is the reason why eyelashes do not grow past a certain length (estimated to be around 12mm or 1.2cm). The length of one’s eyelashes can be dependent on a variety of factors, including genetics, grooming practices, product application, etc. 

Research on eyelash follicle shows that the curvature of lashes, like hair, may be dependent on follicles. However, everyone’s lashes are curved to a certain extent.

Eyelashes are also some of the most pigmented in one’s body and their pigmentation lasts a very long time, as can be seen from the minimal greying of people’s lashes over time.

Can Your Eyelashes Grow Back?

Yes, it is possible for your eyelashes to grow back, especially if no lasting trauma has occurred to the follicles of hair. Consistent stress to the eyelid can cause such irreversible trauma which is why one is advised against rubbing their eyes too much. 

Without this, lashes can grow back either naturally in their cycle, or with the help of protective measures, lash serums that are meant to enhance and improve growth and persistent efforts without giving up. It is important to understand the reasons why our lashes may fall or break which can help us decide what our next course of action must be. Read on to find out what these reasons are.

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Why Do Eyelashes Fall Out?

As aforementioned, eyelashes may fall naturally in their life cycle, but if not, the loss may be caused by a variety of factors. These reasons may range from styling mistakes, physical or mental health conditions, beauty or health procedures.

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1. Burns:

Singed eyelashes may be caused by lit cigarettes, heated eyelash curlers, getting too close to flames, etc.

2. Excessive Friction:

Due to rubbing either by one’s own hands or by external objects like eye masks, the friction caused may cause eyelashes to fall.

3. Cosmetic Products:

Makeup left on for too long, expired makeup or makeup unsuitable to one’s body can cause adverse effects.

4. Cosmetic Procedures:

Lash extensions are very popular and common in the present day and age. Since the extensions are placed at the natural lash line and glued on, they can harm the natural lashes especially when pulled out after the suggested time period. Furthermore, allergic reactions to the glue used can also affect the lashes negatively.

5. Physical Disorders Relating to the Eye:

These lesser-known disorders that affect one’s eyelashes can cause the loss of lashes in significant amounts. Some of them include: blepharitis, dermatitis, madarosis, trichiasis, stye, etc. It is important to consult a doctor so as to detect such conditions at the earliest and get appropriate treatment options for the same.

6. Trichotillomania:

It is a mental disorder that causes people to pull out hair from various parts of one’s body, including eyelashes, scalp, eyebrows, etc.

7. Stress:

Extreme stress is often associated with hair loss, and in a similar manner, it may also affect the rate of loss of eyelashes as well.

8. Health Conditions:

Fluctuations in one’s health can also impact one’s lashes, like thyroid conditions. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss all over the body. Chemotherapy, which is used to treat health conditions like cancer, may also cause lash loss.

There are measures listed below that one can take to prevent the excessive falling of lashes, by maintaining and improving the health of one’s lashes and allowing them to breathe once in a while.

If you are suffering from any health conditions and are on medications for the same, some of them may cause hair fall, including those of your lashes. They typically grow back again after the course of medication has ended.

Keep all of these pointers in mind before fearfully buying products to regrow your lashes. Remember, in anything, patience is key!

Prevention of Eyelash Loss

Firstly, it must be noted that if you are unable to determine whether the number of eyelashes that you are losing is normal, schedule an appointment with a consultant.

You may be suffering from one of the aforementioned conditions and timely help will lead to healing at the earliest.

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Besides consultations, it is also recommended to follow some protective measures to ensure that you are taking good care of your eyelashes. These include:

1. Removal of Makeup:

Tempted to go to sleep right after coming home from a night out? This could be a terrible idea for your lashes and your skin in general! Thus, it is important to thoroughly cleanse your face and ensure that there is no residual makeup on your skin. However, this does not require excessive rubbing and instead, one should use gentle soap cleansers with cotton pads or cotton cloths.

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2. Cleaning Lash Extensions:

If you are someone who wears lash extensions, ensure you take good care of them so as to protect your natural lashes as well as the extensions. This can be done by using micellar makeup remover or gentle soap cleansers. Without this, you could run the risk of built-up bacteria, dirt, excess sweat, etc.

3. Pay Attention to Ingredients:

Whether it be your eye makeup or the glue in lash extensions, carefully spend some time going through or discussing the ingredient list so as to prevent avoidable allergic reactions. Always make sure that you are extra careful with products used on your eyes as they can also affect vision.

4. Healthy Diet:

As is the case with most tips about one’s body and health, the maintenance of a healthy diet with appropriate amounts of water can aid in overall health and lash health as well.

5. Avoid Rubbing and Pulling Eyelashes:

Be gentle as and when you apply makeup, remove it, or are experiencing itchy eyes. Use a soft cotton cloth and wipe down your eyes gently, making them wet if necessary. (This does not apply to people with trichotillomania, as it is important to get to the root of one’s compulsions for the prevention of excessive pulling of hairs).

6. Professional Procedures:

Ensure that you visit a trained professional while getting eyelash extensions and also while removing them, as this could determine the health of your natural lashes. If you are adding the extensions on your own, make sure that you research and learn the procedure well, either from a professional directly or from verified reviewed videos.

7. Avoid Eyelash Lotions:

There are a number of products in the market these days advertising things you may not necessarily require. Eyelids naturally lubricate lashes and maintain its inherent health. Unless recommended by a doctor, avoid the usage of lotions and moisturizers.

8. Careful Usage of Makeup Tools:

Avoid the usage of eyelash curlers, especially heated ones, as much as possible as they strain the lashes causing them to break or fall. However, if you wish to use them, be very careful and gentle while doing so.

Remember that it is okay to lose a few eyelash hairs, despite following all or as many protective measures as possible. Over time, due to aging, this number may increase which is also very normal.

Accelerating Eyelash Growth

Whether you’ve just accidentally singed off your eyelashes, plucked them out, or noticed them fall out, you may be wondering how to grow them back as soon as possible. You may also just want them to grow out longer and thicker as a personal preference.

Whatever the case may be, this isn’t impossible although one would have to be very patient. The methods listed below would take time to manifest in one’s appearance, should it do so at all. Most of the methods are natural remedies, which are not scientifically backed and thus, results may be minimal or may take a very long time to manifest.

Here are some methods that are typically suggested for eyelash (or even hair) growth:

1. Lash Growth Serums: 

Investing in an FDA-approved serum is a good choice to lengthen, grow or regrow one’s lashes. While doing so, it is important to follow all precautionary measures and follow application instructions as carefully as possible.

Popular eyelash growth serums are listed in the following section; however, it is important to note that only one FDA-approved serum called Latisse exists.

2. Diet and Supplements: 

You can accelerate the growth of your eyelashes by remembering that they, like the hairs on your head, are little hairs lining your eyelid. Therefore, maintaining one’s own health can aid in the process of lash growth, since a healthy body is more likely to have healthy hair.

Hair on one’s scalp and eyelash hair are both structurally similar and thus, keratin is the primary component. According to research, different types of amino acids are helpful in the formation of keratin in the body. Related supplements could aid in eyelash growth.

3. Gentle Eyelash Care: 

Caring for your eyelashes allows them to live their full lifecycle without hindrance, enabling them to fall out in healthy numbers. This could mean a number of different things:

  1. Brushing eyelashes with brushes designed specifically for your lash
  2. Washing your face and eyes gently, without excessive rubbing
  3. Maintaining extra caution while choosing products for your lashes and eyebrows

4. Usage of Oils for Eyelash Growth:

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Two of the most popular oils that are suggested for eyelash growth are:

A) Vitamin E: 

Vitamin E for eyelash growth has been recommended for a very long time and research has shown that it has aided in overcoming hair loss in alopecia patients.

For the research, patients had orally ingested mixed tocotrienols, which is a member of the vitamin E family. Thus, the vitamin is either administered orally or applied as an oil on one’s head. However, in this case, it can be applied to the eyelashes. Dilution of vitamin E prior to application is recommended. Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties are likely to be the reason behind its hair growth properties.

B) Castor Oil: 

Castor oil for hair, eyelash and eyebrow growth is one of the internet’s most commonly suggested natural remedies. Although there is no scientific evidence to back any hair-growing properties of the oil, it still remains ever-popular.

One possible reason for this ever-present remedy of castor oil could be that it contains high amounts of vitamin E, which as aforementioned, has been seen to possibly aid in the process of hair growth. Furthermore, castor oil by virtue of its moisturizing and nourishing properties could help you retain the health of your existing lashes. Thus, it could help prevent the breakage or drying of hair.

Note: While using oils, ensure that they do not enter into your eyes as it can be uncomfortable and cause irritation. Also, make sure that it is suitable for you to use (keeping in mind allergies, pregnancy, etc.)

5. Other Oils and Gels: 

Many oils are suggested for hair growth, which is similarly suggested for eyelashes as well. These include coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, argon oil, etc. and may possibly help by moisturizing, preventing the lashes from breaking and maintaining their health.

Aloe Vera gel is another natural remedy that is often suggested for hair protection and growth, but extra caution must be maintained while applying it since its gel consistency makes it easier to slip into one’s eyes and cause irritation.

Products in the Market

A number of serums present in the market claim to be lash growth enhancers often touted as revolutionary and marketed with ‘guaranteed efficiency.’ However, one must always be wary of such claims and only obtain products after consultation with medical experts.

If you wish to purchase an eyelash enhancer, it is important to thoroughly research it and its ingredients, and ensure that it does not react negatively with any medications that you may be taking.

1. Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution)

Latisse, a product of Allergan,is FDA-approved. It is a prescription drug whose ingredients are actually used to treat eye pressure, like glaucoma.

Lumigan is another version of the same, however with a slightly different composition but meant to show the same results. It increases the length of lashes by affecting the anagen (growth) phase of the lashes and increasing it, thereby allowing it to grow further.

However, the product Latisse comes with a special applicator for the eyelashes, that are single-use so as to ensure that bacterial build-up is avoided as much as possible.

Another factor to note is that eyelash length is said to return to its previous length and appearance should the product usage be discontinued.

How to Use:

How to Apply Latisse

Step 1: Remove all products, contact lenses, and makeup from one’s face and ensure a clean base. Other facial care products should not be applied after the application of Latisse serum.

Step 2: Pick any sterile, fresh product applicator and place a drop of the serum solution on it.

Step 3: Apply at the base (where the lashes meet the eye) of the upper eyelid only and do not apply on the lower eyelid.

Step 4: From the corners of eyes, blot out excess product so as to avoid entry into the eyes or onto other parts of the face and cause undue hair growth.

Step 5: Throw the used applicator after every use, including after usage on one eye. A fresh applicator must be used for the other eye.

Side effects: Usage of any prescription drugs must be considered for side effects prior to beginning the course. Some of the possible side effects of Latisse are:

a) Itchy sensation in or around the eyes

b) Redness of eyes

c) Irritation, redness and darkening of the skin around where the product is applied (which may be reversible).

Thus, it is always recommended to only obtain the product after a prescription from a doctor and a thorough evaluation of personal medical history and conditions.

2. Viebeauti Eyelash Growth Serum:

Another popular eyelash serum advertises the growth of lashes in two weeks. It is not a prescription drug, and hence can be bought directly from the website. The method of application is like that of eyeliner and differs from Latisse in that it can be used on both eyelids and even twice a day.

Although not FDA-approved, if the reviews are anything to go by, their popularity appears to make a positive statement on their effectiveness. This serum’s usage also makes people susceptible to similar side effects as that of Latisse, so use it with caution.

3. Augustinus Bader’s ‘The Eyebrow and Lash Enhancing Serum’:

The brand has been advocated by the Kardashians especially Kim, amongst many others. Since then, this product has grown in popularity and has been touted as effective by many reviewers online. However, it is slightly on the higher end of the price spectrum.

Multiple serums are recommended by people across the globe, however, what should be noted is that besides Latisse, most serums only appear to improve the condition of existing lashes rather than make it grow in length.


Eyelashes can be accessorizing to one’s features and face and thus, it is a primary area of focus in beauty and facial care. In a world where beauty is prioritized and glamourized, it is no surprise that increased attention is being paid to eyelashes and other facial hair.

Notwithstanding the aesthetic characteristics of eyelashes, their functional roles are also pivotal to a person’s optic health. Hence, it is recommended to follow the protective measures listed and use any and every product only after careful consideration.

Always remember: beauty is subjective, and trends change over time, so fret not if you have a stray lash every now and then. Aging, eh?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about eyelashes

Does crying make eyelashes longer?

Crying does not make one’s eyelashes longer. It is merely a myth that has been debunked. Although crying does provide an emotional release, it cannot make your eyelashes grow any longer.

At best, it can help a person de-stress and may also moisturize their lashes. As mentioned above, Latisse is the only product that promotes an increase in lash length.

How long do eyelashes take to grow?

Although there is no one-size-fits-all answer since everybody’s bodies react differently and are genetically varied if no lasting damage has occurred to the lash follicle and base of the eyelid, it should take around 6-7 weeks to grow back.

It is also dependent on the stage of growth during which the eyelash falls. However, if the hair is plucked or pulled due to the removal of eyelash extensions, it may take a few weeks longer to grow back. It is also dependent on medication or other procedures that an individual may be undergoing (ex: chemotherapy).

Does Vaseline help lashes grow?

Vaseline, like water, can only moisturize eyelashes. It cannot promote lash growth or enhance the length of lashes. Since it has a thicker consistency, it may also make the lashes appear slightly thicker when applied. It may be possible that Vaseline makes your existing lashes healthier if applied consistently for a long period of time.

How can I stimulate my eyelashes to grow?

Besides the FDA-approved prescription drug Latisse, no product, natural or not, has scientific backing for its claims of growth. A variety of different techniques and products, if applied consistently over a period of time may cause a significant difference in the health and appearance of one’s lashes.

These include careful application of natural oils, lash enhancing serums (expert verified), the gentle overall care of one’s lashes, purchasing safe eye products, etc.

Do lash extensions ruin your natural lashes?

Lash extensions do not ruin your lashes if and only if they are done correctly, with precision and utmost care by a professional. Additionally, the removal of one’s lash extensions must be done by a professional, or if you are removing them yourself, by strictly following the guidelines mentioned by them.

Lastly, caring for your lashes by following the given instructions and ensuring that you are not allergic to the glue used for the extensions may ensure that your natural lashes are not affected by them.

Do eyelashes grow back if pulled out from the root?

Eyelashes may grow back if pulled out from the root, but only after several weeks have passed. This is because there are chances of slight damage to the hair follicle and eyelid base when the hair is forcefully plucked out.

It is also dependent on the stage of its life cycle during which the hair has been pulled out since the hair regrowth follows the cycle. It is not recommended to pull out lashes from the root (intentionally or unintentionally by rubbing), in case of permanent damage to the roots or follicle.

300+ Truth or Dare Questions to Pep up Your Party

This list of 300+ truth or dare questions is sure to bring lots of laughs. You can spice up any party with so many dares to choose from.

300+Truth or Dare Questions to Pep up Your Party

Looking for an exciting party game to break the ice? Truth or Drink questions are here to save the day! There is a lot that can happen over shocking truths, silly dares, and penalty drinks. This game will bring out a side of people that you might’ve never seen.

Truth or Drink questions are a fun way to connect! You could be anywhere – out for a girls’ weekend, having a low-key get-together, or sitting near the shores of the finest 100+ aesthetic beaches, this game will get the ball rolling!

We’ve created a massive list of X+ Truth or Drink Questions for your group! This list contains questions for all sorts of group dynamics – friends, couples, and acquaintances. We dare you to pick a question from our list!

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How to Play Truth or Dare?

Truth or Dare is a pretty straightforward game! If you’ve ever played it, you most probably know all the rules. Nevertheless, it is worth re-stating them. Here are some practices that you need to keep in mind:

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1. The Setting

This goes without saying – To play truth or dare, your group has to sit and form a circle.

2. Number of Players

Ideally, there should be a minimum of four players to play a fun game of Truth or Dare. However, this is not a rule that is set in stone! You can even play this game if you are two players.

3. Use a Prop to Get Started

The standard prop used in Truth or Dare is a bottle! You have to place the bottle in the middle of the circle. Next, one person in the group spins the bottle. The player facing the bottom of the bottle will ask the question. The player facing the bottleneck of the bottle has to answer the question.

4. Alternative to Using a Prop

If you don’t have a prop, don’t worry! You can start the game by asking a question to a random player and then moving in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.

5. Ask the Question “Truth or Dare?”

When you ask the question, the player has to choose between Truth or Dare. If they choose the truth, you can ask them any question related to their life. If someone in the group thinks that the player is lying, they get a punishment. Alternatively, if a player chooses dare, you can give them any silly or challenging task.

6. When the Player Refuses

If the player doesn’t answer the question or complete the dare, they get a punishment. The entire group can come up with a penalty for the player.

7. Most Common Penalty

If a player doesn’t answer the truth question or takes up the dare, you can ask them to take a sip of their drink. If you are looking for a family-friendly option, the penalty could involve taking a bite of a not-so-tasty food, etc.

8. No Points System

Unlike other games, Truth or Dare doesn’t have a point system. There is no end goal in this game and there are no winners or losers. You don’t score a point for answering a question or completing a task. 

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Truth or Drink Questions

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  1. What is the most childish thing that you still do?
  1. What is the one thing you don’t like about the person sitting to your right?
  1. Who is the person in this room who is most likely to cause embarrassment in public?
  1. What is the most embarrassing secret you know about someone in this room?
  1. Who do you think is the most miserly person in the room?
  1. What TV show, series, or movie is your guilty pleasure?
  1. Who was the last person that you stalked on social media?
  1. What was the last thing you searched for on the internet?
  1. What is the most shocking thing you’ve gotten away with?
  1.  If you could have only three apps on your phone, what would they be and why?

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Truth or Drink Questions For Couples

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  1. What is the worst date you’ve ever been on?
  1. What is the most negative thing your friends have said about your partner?
  1. What do you think is the most attractive quality about your partner?
  1. Do you think you’ll always be with your current partner?
  1. Have you ever bragged about your current partner to someone? What did you tell them?
  1. Who ‘wears the pants’ in your relationship?
  1. Have you ever cheated on any of your past partners?
  1. Tell us your honest first impression of your current partner.
  1. What do you think is the worst quality of your partner?
  1.  What’s your favorite memory with your partner?

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Truth or Drink Questions for Adults

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  1. What is the most embarrassing dream you’ve ever had?
  1. Name one person in this room you would want to switch places with for a week.
  1. What is something about you that people would be shocked to know?
  1. When was the last time you cried, and what was the reason? 
  1. Have you ever done anything that is illegal?
  1. Who in this room has the worst fashion sense?
  1. Have you ever lied about being sick to get out of work, and why?
  1. Have you ever lied about being busy to avoid meeting someone?
  1. Have you ever badmouthed a friend, colleague, or family member to someone? Why?
  1.  If you could remove one person from a group chat, who would it be and why?

Dirty Truth or Drink Questions

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  1. How old were you when you had your first kiss?
  1. What is the longest you’ve gone without bathing?
  1. Tell us about the most embarrassing moment when you farted in front of someone.
  1. Have you ever talked on the phone while you were pooping?
  1. How many illicit drugs have you tried?
  1. What is the most surprising thing that you’ve discovered about your own body?
  1. What would a movie name about your intimate life be?
  1. When was the first time you read erotic fiction?
  1. What kinky thing have you asked someone to do for you?
  1.  Name one person in this room who is most likely to star in an adult film.

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Truth or Drink Questions Dirty Edition

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  1. Have you ever doubted your sexual orientation?
  1. Have you ever fantasized about being with someone other than your current partner?
  1. What is the most embarrassing thing your parents caught you doing?
  1. When was the first time you visited an adult website? 
  1. Have you ever paid to watch adult content? How much money did you pay?
  1. Between you and your partner, who has had the most number of sexual partners?
  1. How many people have you met on dating apps and hooked up with?
  1. Have you ever had a one-night stand?
  1. Name a person here you’d want to hook up with.
  1.   Have you ever indulged in extreme PDA in public?

Truth or Drink Questions For Couples

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  1. What is something you would never give up to be with your partner?
  1. Which of your partner’s friends do you find the most attractive?
  1. Have you ever considered breaking up with your partner?
  1. Have you ever fallen out of love with your partner?
  1. If you broke up with your partner, is there someone on your mind that you’d want to date next?
  1. Where does your current partner rank considering all your past partners?
  1. What is the one thing you want to change about your partner?
  1. Where do you see your relationship ten years from now?
  1. Have you ever lied to your partner?
  1.  Have you ever gone through your partner’s phone?

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Couples Truth or Drink Questions

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  1. Would you let your partner read all your text messages?
  1.  What is the longest relationship you’ve ever had?
  1.  What are your fears about your current relationship?
  1.  What is the one word you would use to describe your relationship?
  1.  When did you know you wanted to be in a relationship with your partner?
  1. Name one thing that your partner does that disgusts you.
  1.  Do you think the person asking the question is an underachiever or an overachiever?
  1. What is your favorite memory of your partner?
  1. What is the one thing that you love about your partner that others don’t understand at all?
  1.  Does your relationship bring out the best in you?

Truth or Drink Questions Rated R

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  1.  Do you have NSFW images on your phone right now?
  1.  Have you ever sent nudes?
  1.  How did your parents give you a talk about the birds and bees?
  1.  Imagine that everyone over here is your child, how would you educate us about sex?
  1. If someone made an adult film specifically tailored for you, what genre would it fall in?
  1. If you could give a piece of advice to your teenage self about sex, what would it be?
  1. Name a person here who is most likely to direct an adult film.
  1. What parts of adult movies did you later realize were unrealistic?
  1. What is the kinkiest thing someone else has asked you to do?
  1.  Tell us the story behind your first kiss.

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Truth or Drink Questions Dirty

  1. Name a song title that describes your intimate life.
  1. Do you openly discuss your fantasies with your partner?
  1. Would you ever want to have a threesome?
  1. If you were stuck in a desert with the person asking the question, would you two become lovers?
  1. Name two people in this room that have the best sexual chemistry and explain your reasoning.
  1. Have you ever hooked up with someone who was already in a relationship?
  1. Has the person asking the question gotten sexier since you’ve known them?
  1. Truth or False: If someone cheats on their partner, is it necessary to disclose the truth?
  1. What is a bedroom skill that you are proud of?
  1.  When was the last time you tested for a sexually transmitted disease?

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Truth or Drink Questions Friends

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  1. Who is the person you think is the most annoying in this room?
  1.  Name a person that you pretend to be friends with but actually can’t stand.
  1. If your partner told you to stop seeing your friend, would you do it?
  1. Do you think your childhood was happier than the average person’s?
  1.  If your best friend accidentally killed someone, would you help them cover it up?
  1. If we lived in different countries, do you think we would stay in touch?
  1. What is the one thing you have done while drunk that you wish you could take back?
  1. Have you ever ghosted someone you were once friends with?
  1.  Have you ever stolen something from a friend?
  1.  Do you ever lie to your friends or partner about being busy because you couldn’t deal with them?
  1.  Would you trust your friends with your kids for a whole week?
  1.  What is the worst thing about traveling with your friends?
  1.  What is the most unpopular opinion that you have?
  1.  Do you think you are better than your friends?
  1.  What is the meanest thing you’ve said about your friend behind their back?
  1.  Tell us about a time someone in your life needed your help but you completely ignored it.

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Juicy Truth or Drink Questions

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  1. What app on your phone do you spend the most time on?
  1. What is your favorite memory of someone in this room?
  1. What is the silliest superstition that you believe in? And why?
  1. What’s a habit you wish you could quit?
  1. Have you ever stolen something? What was it?
  1. What is something a person in this room does that you hate?
  1. What is the worst thing you’ve ever had to do at work?
  1. Do you think you are better than the average person?
  1. What is something that you pretend to like but absolutely hate?
  1.  Do your best impression of a person in this room.
  1. What was your first impression of every person in this room?
  1.  Name one thing you hate about every person in this room.
  1.  What movie describes your life?
  1.  What is the worst fear that you have about your life?
  1.  Who do you think makes the most money in this room?
  1.  Have you ever peed in your pants as an adult?
  1.  What are you most addicted to and why?
  1.  What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done?
  1.  What is the most desperate thing you’ve done to get into a relationship with someone?
  1.  What is the weirdest thing you do that people would be disgusted to know?

Spicy Truth or Drink Questions

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  1.  What was the most publicly embarrassing thing that happened to you?
  1.  What is something that everybody does that you think is overrated?
  1.  What is the most embarrassing thing you had to Google and find out?
  1.  When was the last time you laughed so hard that you peed in your pants?
  1.  When was the last time you stalked any of your past partners on social media?
  1. Have you ever pretended to be someone else on social media?
  1. Have you ever forced someone to do something against their will?
  1. Have you ever intentionally misled someone for your own personal gain?
  1. What is the one time you lost your temper over something trivial?
  1.  Have you ever lied on your CV/Resume?
  1.  When did you let your ego get in the way of doing what’s right?
  1.  Have you ever actively plotted against someone behind their back?
  1.  Are you sometimes embarrassed to be seen with your friends or partner?
  1.  How have your friends disappointed you?
  1.   What do you think your friends will never understand about you?
  1.  What is the one thing that you know would make you a better person, but you don’t want to do it?
  1.  Have you ever faked sympathy for someone?
  1.  What problem do you think the person asking the question is hiding from everyone but is quite obvious?
  1.  What have your friends ruined for you?
  1.  Do you feel like the person asking the question behaves in a fake way?

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Good Truth or Drink Questions

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  1. Give three sincere compliments to every person in this room.
  1. What is something that you are proud of that most people don’t know about?
  1. What is that one bad habit that you were able to conquer?
  1. What song are you embarrassed to admit that you love?
  1. Which style of yours do you regret the most?
  1. What is the one thing you thought you would hate but ended up loving?
  1. Which is the song that you listen to the most on your phone?
  1. Who in this room is most likely to believe in supernatural stuff?
  1. Tell us about the worst disagreement you ever had with someone.
  1.  What do you secretly think the person on your left would be horrible at?
  1. What is the most annoying nickname you’ve ever been given?
  1.  Liking what genre of movie and music would get someone your instant approval?
  1.  What is the one thing you would do differently if you could go back in time?
  1.  What is something that you never want your parents to find out about you?
  1.  When was the last time you got teary-eyed?
  1.  What is the biggest lie you’ve ever told someone?
  1.  What is the stupidest thing you did as a teenager?
  1.  Have you ever promised to not tell a secret but ended up breaking the promise?
  1.  What was the most bizarre dream you’ve ever had?
  1.  What is the cringiest thing you’ve ever posted on social media?

Truth or Drink Questions Quizlet

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  1. Is there anything that you said in your life that you wish you could take back?
  1.  If we met today for the first time, would we still be friends?
  1.  Do you think you are healthier than the average person?
  1.  What type of person did you always want to date but never got a chance to?
  1.  What is your biggest insecurity about yourself?
  1.  Have you ever wanted to date a friend’s ex-partner?
  1.  How is your partner wrong for you romantically?
  1.  Describe the person asking the question in three words.
  1.  Tell us a secret that you have kept from your parents.
  1.  If you woke up as your best friend tomorrow, what would you do?
  1.  What is the one popular word that people use that you can’t stand?
  1.  What is the greatest thing you’ve done to cheer someone up?

Drinking Questions Truth or Drink

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  1. When was the most selfish you’ve ever been?
  1. Have you ever hurt someone because you were angry with them?
  1. If your friend was ever in a relationship with someone you hated, would you ever tell them? 
  1. Who is someone you wish your partner was more like? And why?
  1. Do you think your partner is too clingy or an attention seeker?
  1. What are the negative things your friends have said about you that will stay in your memory forever?
  1.  Name three people in this room who are too petty, too selfish, and too picky.
  1. Do you think the person asking the question can be a good parent?
  1. What one change could a person in this room make that will make their life better?
  1.  If a person was interested in dating one of your friends in this room, what is that one thing you would say that will make them change their mind?
  1. What do you wish your partner would just shut up about?
  1.  Do you care about what your close friends think about you?
  1.  What is something that you resent about your partner?
  1.  Tell us about a time when you lost respect for someone in this room.
  1.  What is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
  1.  What impact do you think you have on other people?

What Truth Questions to Ask

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  1. Describe two ways in which the person asking the question can increase their attractiveness.
  1. What are you the most anxious about?
  1. What is the worst thing you’ve done while in a relationship?
  1. Where’s the weirdest place you’ve peed in?
  1. What’s the strangest food you’ve ever tried?
  1. If you could be a celebrity for one day, who would you choose to be?
  1. Who is your celebrity role model?
  1. Who do you think is the worst-dressed person here?
  1.  Who is the one person you would swap lives in this room?
  1.  If you had to cut out one friend from your life, who would it be?
  1.  Have you ever said something about someone in this room that you now regret?
  1.  What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done at work?
  1.  What is the most serious crime you’ve ever committed?
  1.  Do you think your partner is a bully or dominating?

Truth or Dare Questions Love

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  1. Is this the best your partner has looked since you met them?
  1. What do you think your partner is the most ignorant about?
  1. Do you think your partner just causes drama for the fun of it?
  1. What is the most annoying thing that your partner does?
  1. Do you ever warn people about your partner before he/she meets them?
  1. Why did you break up with your last partner?
  1. Do you think your life would’ve been better if you were single right now?
  1. What’s the most awkward date you’ve ever been on?
  1. What do you think your partner should just let go of?
  1.  How long did it take for you to get over your ex?
  1. What did you do to get over your ex?
  1.  Are you actually over your ex-partner?
  1.  Who initiated the breakup in your last relationship?
  1.  Tell us about a time you wished you weren’t with your partner.
  1.  Do you think your partner sometimes takes advantage of other people?

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Truth or Dare Questions Embarrassing

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Truth Ideas

  1. What’s something that makes you angry about your partner?
  1. Tell us the most embarrassing story about yourself.
  1. What is your biggest fantasy?
  1. What’s your dealbreaker in a relationship?
  1. Do you have any fake social media accounts?

Dare Ideas

  1. Give a personalized insult to everyone in this room.
  1. Go out and say, “I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom!
  1. Show us the most embarrassing photo of you that exists on social media.
  1. Say something dirty to the person on your left.
  1.  Call the person you last spoke to on your phone and howl like a wolf.

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Truth Ideas

  1. Have you logged in to another person’s social media account and read all their messages?
  1. Among your friends, who do you think is the most unattractive?
  1. Tell me about a time that you pretended to be sad to get out of trouble.
  1. Have you ever catfished someone? Who and why?
  1.  Do you believe in superstitions?

Dare Ideas 

  1. Let me order something from your Amazon account.
  1. Find the oldest selfie of yourself and post it on Instagram Stories.
  1. Send a video of you twerking.
  1. Screenshot your Instagram DMs and send them to me.
  1.  Order a pizza and send it to my address. 

Truth or Dare Questions Embarrassing

Truth or Dare Questions Extreme

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Truth Ideas

  1. Describe your dream life.
  1. Have you ever stolen stuff from your parents or your friends?
  1. What is the most hurtful thing you’ve ever said to someone?
  1. Tell us about a time when you were rejected. How did you feel?
  1. Who is that one person you would do anything to get back in your life?

Dare Ideas

  1. Continue playing this game without saying anything to anyone for the next 10 minutes.
  1. Let the person next to you wax any part of your body.
  1. Put makeup on without looking at the mirror and keep it for the rest of the day.
  1. Show us your text messages from the last three people.
  1. Complete at least 150 squats.
  1. Give a lap dance to somebody in this room.
  1.  Empty your bag and walk us through what’s in it.
  1. Eat food without using your hands.
  1.  Smell another player’s armpits.
  1.  Do your best impression of a celebrity of your choice.
  1.  Let one person tickle you and try not to laugh.
  1.  Tell every person in this room their best celebrity look-alike.
  1.  Tell us two truths and a lie and we will guess which one is a lie.
  1.  Send a sext to the last person in your contact list.
  1.  Yell the first word that comes to your mind.
  1.  Try and make everyone in this group laugh within a minute.
  1.  Order a pizza for the whole group.

Truth or Dare Questions Extreme

Questions to Ask for the Truth or Drink Dirty

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  1. If your browsing history was made public, what search would be the hardest to explain?
  1. How is your partner right for you romantically? Give us three reasons why.
  1. What is something you’ve done for money that you are not proud of?
  1. What is your partner’s greatest physical asset?
  1. What is something about your personal hygiene that you could improve on?
  1. What do you think about polyamorous relationships?
  1. What’s the worst intimate experience you’ve ever had?
  1. Have you ever peed in a pool?
  1. Read out loud the last dirty text you sent to your partner.
  1.  Do you see yourself committing to one sexual partner for the rest of your life?

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Drinking Questions Truth or Drink

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  1. When you look back, what was the biggest mistake of your life?
  1.  What is your favorite memory from when you were a child?
  1. What movie or TV series quote gets you teary-eyed?
  1. When did you ‘peak’ in life?
  1. You become a multi-millionaire. What would you do for the rest of your life?
  1. If you were a part of a romantic comedy movie, what role would suit you the best?
  1.  What is the spookiest nightmare you’ve ever had?
  1.  What is the nastiest prank someone has played on you?
  1.  Did you ever cheat in school?
  1.  What is that one fear that you overcame?

What Truth or Dare Questions to Ask a Boyfriend?

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Truth Ideas

  1.  When was the last time you lied to your girlfriend?
  1.  Who was the last person you searched for on social media?
  1.  If you could get back to your ex, who would you choose?
  1. Have you ever had to apologize to someone for your girlfriend’s behavior?
  1. Tell us about a time when you thought your girlfriend was weak.
  1. How has your girlfriend changed for the worst since you met her?
  1. Who do you think is more dishonest between you and your girlfriend?
  1. Do you have any secrets that you’ve kept from your girlfriend?
  1. What is that one thing that you’re girlfriend is completely ignorant about?
  1.  What do you think your girlfriend is terrible at?

Dare Ideas

  1. Show us the funniest photo of you as a kid.
  1. Sing a song that you think is the most romantic.
  1. Re-enact your favorite scene from a romantic comedy movie.
  1. Say, “I Love You” while doing 30 push-ups.
  1. Go on Instagram and like every post of the first person you see.
  1. Talk in your girlfriend’s voice for the rest of the game.
  1. Show the facial expression your partner makes when they get angry.
  1. Retell the story of how you first met your girlfriend from your perspective.
  1. Let your girlfriend DM someone from your Instagram account.
  1.  Update your relationship status on social media to ‘engaged’.

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Old is gold! Classic games like truth or drink questions are a superb way to get to know people and have fun! The rules are simple – gather your friends and choose a player to begin the game. 

If the player refuses to answer or take up the dare, they will get a penalty! Penalties can be anything but the most common one is to ask the player to take a sip of their drink.

Hopefully, our exhaustive list serves as a starting point for you to prepare your own set of questions. Is your group also in the mood for some jokes? You can double the fun at parties by reading this 300+ Hilarious Knock Knock Jokes article.

48+ Happy Memorial Day Quotes To Honor The Fallen Heroes

Memorial day is a day to remember the fallen heroes. We’re sharing these quotes and greetings from famous soldiers to wish you a Happy Memorial Day.


48+ Quotes And Greetings To Honor The Fallen Heroes On Memorial Day

How many of us remember the sacrifices of our fallen heroes who stood by our nation when it needed them the most? Well, one may not recollect these men and women every day, but however, we cannot let the sacrifices of these people go in vain. How about dedicating a whole day to the memory of these unsung heroes? And that is exactly what Memorial Day is all about. 

In this article, we will explore what Memorial Day means to America and its people, how it all started, some quotes on Memorial Day and how people wish and greet each other. We will also find out if it is right to say “Happy Memorial Day”

The Tradition of the Memorial Day

What is Memorial Day?

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is observed to pay tribute to and remember all those men and women from the US military services who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of the nation.

Memorial Day Vs Veterans Day

Many people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day, however, there is a thin line of difference between the two. Both these days are observed to honor the men and women who dedicated their lives for the country’s sake in some manner or the other.

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Veterans Day is observed to honor the services of retired and current, living or dead military men and women in the US. It falls on November 11 every year. Originally, it was known as Armistice Day. The main purpose of Armistice Day was to honor the fallen heroes of World War I.

Memorial Day Vs Veterans Day

Memorial Day is mainly observed to honor those military warriors who laid down their lives for the nation’s sake. It is more to do with paying homage and offering respect to all those brave soldiers.

Origin of Memorial Day

Origin of Memorial Day

The origins of Memorial Day date back to sometime in the 1860s era. It was the time when the Civil War was just over. Initially, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day.  On the 5th of May 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) decided to observe Decoration Day as a day to “decorate” the graves of all the brave warriors who died while serving the country with flowers and flags. 

Who is generally considered the founder of Memorial Day?

In the US, flowers bloom in abundance throughout the country around the end of May. Therefore, Major General John A. Logan decided to do the honors on the 30th of the same month. Hence, May 30, 1868, holds a special day in history as the very first Memorial Day ever observed.

History of Memorial Day

History of Memorial Day

The very first ceremony on 30 May 1868 was observed at Arlington National Cemetry. Various Washington dignitaries like Gen and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant were present at the event. Once all the speeches and addresses were done, around 5000 people – kids from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home as well as GAR members showered around 20,000 graves with flowers. 

These graves belonged to both the Union and Confederate soldiers. Both children and adults sang religious hymns and prayed for the eternal peace of these brave men and women while doing this lovely act of grave decoration.

Even before the official declaration to observe Memorial Day, people had already started pouring in their tributes to Civil War heroes. Something of this sort happened on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, South Carolina. Here, a few survivors of the Civil War had gathered in a burial place to give a proper farewell to the Union armed forces who perished in the war.

Is Memorial Day a Federal Holiday?

Is Memorial Day a Federal Holiday?

To answer the above question, presently, Memorial Day is recognized as a federal holiday. Starting in 1873, New York started observing and declaring Memorial Day as a legal holiday. Post this, many other cities started following suit. Towards the end of the 19th century, most American cities and states started recognizing Memorial Day as a legitimate holiday.

As World War I ended, Memorial Day became an occasion to offer tributes to all those Americans who perished in the war as well. Slowly, Memorial Day found itself in the list of American national holidays.

When is Memorial Day observed?

From 1868 to 1970, Memorial Day was observed on 30 May every year. In 1971, Congress passed a bill for the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. During that time, it was decided that the last Monday of May was to be observed as Memorial Day. This practice has been followed every year to date.

Some veterans were against this idea as they were opposed to keeping Memorial Day on a Monday, as most people would take it as a long weekend and enjoy themselves. However, to date, Memorial Day is kept reserved for the last Monday in May.

In 2022, Memorial Day was observed on 30 May. This year, Memorial Day will fall on 29 May.

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Confederate Memorial Day

Certain states down the South have a separate day to offer tributes to those warriors who died fighting in the Confederate War. This day is observed as Confederate Memorial Day and different states observe it during different times as follows:

  • Texas – Observes it on the 19th of January every year
  • Arkansas – Observes it on the third Monday of January every year
  • Alabama and Mississippi – Both these places observe the Confederate Memorial Day on the fourth Monday of April

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  • Florida and Georgia – Confederate Memorial Day is celebrated on April 26 every year in these places
  • North and South Carolina – Observe it on the 10 of May
  • Virginia – Observes it on the last Monday of May; coincides with Memorial Day
  • Louisiana and Tennessee – Confederate Memorial Day is observed on June 3 every year at these places

Every year, a ceremony is organized at Arlington National Cemetry where a small American flag is placed on every tomb. As a ritual, either the President or the Vice President garlands the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with a floral wreath. Every year, around 5000 people on average witness this ceremony.

Which famous monument was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1922?

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1922. It is one of the monuments built to honor the late President. It is one of the central places of tourist attractions in Washington and has attracted huge crowds.

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
Source: Nps.gov

The monument is in the shape of a Greek Doric temple. A huge sculpture of President Lincoln sits inside the monument. It also contains inscriptions of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address.

Memorial Day Parade

Various American cities organize a Memorial Day Parade as a tribute to all those people who gave up their lives while protecting the country. The idea behind organizing such parades is to make Americans understand the true importance of this day.

  • The very first Memorial Day parade was held in 1867 in Pennsylvania.
  • The city of Ironton in Ohio has been organizing and holding Memorial Day Parades since 1868. It is infamously called the “Ironton-Lawrence Memorial Day Parade.”

  • In Washington DC, the National Memorial Day Parade goes on for almost three hours and passes via the National Mall on Constitution Avenue. Around 10,000 participants are a part of this annual event. 
  • Washington DC’s National Memorial Day Parade and the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade organized in Queens, New York claim to be the biggest Memorial Day parades in the whole of America.

Happy Memorial Day Quotes to pay tribute to our heroes

Every year, Memorial Day has been exclusively dedicated to paying our respects and gratitude to all those who cared more for America than anything else. Many great people and leaders have brought out some of the most inspirational Memorial Day quotes. Let us have a look at each of them.

Famous Memorial Day Quotes by great people

  • “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
  • “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – General Douglas MacArthur
  • Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach
  • “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Unknown
Famous Memorial Day Quotes by great people
  • “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – Norman Schwarzkopf
  • “Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” – Adlai Stevenson
  • “Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” – Charles de Gaulle
  • “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.”– Claudia Pemberton
  • “I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” – John Thune
Famous Memorial Day Quotes by great people
  • “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
  • “I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.” – Bob Riley
  • “There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” – Nick Lampson
  • “Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, is a band of noble heroes–is our Army of the Dead.” – Will Carleton
  • “What I can do for my country, I am willing to do.” – Christopher Gadsden
  • “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
  • “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” – George S. Patton
Famous Memorial Day Quotes by great people
  • “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” – Nathan Hale
  • “I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. – James A. Baldwin
  • “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” – William J. Clinton
  • “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain
  • “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “You will never do anything in this world without courage.” – Aristotle
  • “Never was so much owed by so many few.”– Winston Churchill
  • “Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.” – Calvin Coolidge
  • “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan
  • “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” – Barack Obama
Famous Memorial Day Quotes by great people
  • “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future.” – Elie Wiesel

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Memorial Day Quotes

Memorial Day might be a holiday for some of us to rejoice and enjoy the long weekend, however, in reality, it is truly an emotional moment for those who have either lost their near or dear ones or who were a part of the military forces. Even a moment of silence from us in memory of those who died will mean a lot to those who have been martyred. 

For those who have lost their close aides, Memorial Day is something that comes with a bag of mixed emotions for them. While some even dread to think of this day, there are others who recollect it with fond memories of those who have lost their lives

How can we wish our family and friends on Memorial Day? Can we simply wish each other a “Happy Memorial Day” or should there be something more to it? One may even wonder whether it is even correct on our part to say “Happy Memorial Day” since it involves paying tributes and respects to all those military men who were martyred. However, we feel there is nothing bad in it as long as your intentions are good and your words directly come from your heart.

Let us look at some of the best Memorial Day wishes that could really end up touching a few hearts.

Memorial Day Greetings / Happy Memory Day Quotes

  • Let us pay a tribute to all those unsung heroes who sacrificed their lives while performing their duties. Happy Memorial Day to you!
  • Every minute of the freedom that we are enjoying is the outcome of the sweat and blood of our martyred soldiers. Warm greetings on Memorial Day!
Happy Memory Day Quotes
  • On the occasion of Memorial Day, let us not forget the sacrifices put in by the Bravehearts of our country. Warm wishes to you on the occasion!
  • Rather than treating this day as just another holiday, let us use it to pay homage to all those who died fighting for the country. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Let us make this Memorial Day truly memorable by dedicating a moment of our lives to the memory of all those true heroes of our nation. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Let us not forget the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers. Let us remember to thank those brave men and women for their efforts. We have attained our freedom at the cost of their lives. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Every Memorial Day keeps reminding us of all those brave men and women who lost their lives for America and Americans. Happy Memorial Day!
Happy Memory Day Quotes
  • Dedicating this day in the memory of all our brave soldiers. Greetings on Memorial Day!
  • The greatest sacrifices in our country have been made by them. Let us dedicate this day to them. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Let us keep them alive in our memories even though they are no longer amongst us anymore. Warm greetings to you on this Memorial Day!
  • On this day let us pledge that we will not let the sacrifices of our brave hearts go down the drain. Greetings for Memorial Day!

Thank You Memorial Day Quotes

Some of the best quotes and wishes under this section are listed below. Take a look.

  • We fall short of words when we wish to thank our brave soldiers who gifted us this freedom. Warm wishes on Memorial Day!
  • This Memorial Day, let us dedicate a small amount of time from our busy schedules to express gratitude to all those brave men and women who put our country as the topmost priority. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Martyrs are not dead. They will be forever alive in our memories and we can never thank them enough. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Let us consider ourselves lucky and thank our stars to be born in a country that has given birth to inspirational heroes. Greetings this Memorial Day!
Thank You Memorial Day Quotes
  • This day is a great day to thank our national heroes for sacrificing their lives for our sake. Happy Memorial Day!
  • One way to thank our veterans for their sacrifices would be to dedicate a complete day to their memory. Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day Desserts

Memorial Day desserts can have some form of patriotism as well, with some or the other linking to America. Let us check out a few of these.

1. Berry Pies topped with Mini Stars

Check out these lovely berry pies with tiny stars on them. What do you think these look like? Don’t you think they contain the colors of the American flag? Well, look again.

Memorial Day Desserts

Check out the recipe here.

2. Peanut-Banana Pudding

This is a classic American dessert. Now, what’s so special about this banana pudding? Apart from the goodness of bananas and peanuts, this delicacy also contains a little tinge of salt. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

Peanut-Banana Pudding memorial day

Get the recipe here.

3. Raspberry Crumb Bars

Loaded with almonds and oats, these crunchy raspberry bars are extremely delicious.

Raspberry Crumb Bars memorial day

Check this page for the recipe.

4. Patriotic Dessert composed of Blueberries and Strawberries

Check out this yummy and delicious cheesecake kind of dessert topped with blueberries and strawberries. 

patriotic dessert memorial day

Doesn’t it resemble an American flag? Take a look at the recipe here.

5. Red, White, and Blue Cake

This is yet another delicious patriotic-themed dessert made from strawberries, blueberries, gelatin, and cream. If you are planning on having a get-together at your place on Memorial Day, you can try out this recipe. It is patriotic and tasty too!

Red, White, and Blue Cake


We have written this article with the hope that all our readers understand the true essence of Memorial Day and how it is just not another holiday. After going through this article, you will understand the efforts and the pain put in by our brave heroes and that they truly deserve our appreciation and recognition. We understand that lives once lost cannot be revived again, but the memories of certain people rule our hearts forever.

FAQs about Memorial Day

Is it correct to say Happy Memorial Day?

“Happy Memorial Day”, when said with good intentions is absolutely fine and there is nothing wrong with it. Although, one must take care to not use these words as wishes to the family members of those who have died as Memorial Day could bring painful memories for them.

What is a good message for Memorial Day?

A good Memorial Day message will have some words that can melt your heart. Check out this beautiful message by Lee Greenwood – “And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.”

What is the meaning of Happy Memorial Day?

The wish “Happy Memorial Day” urges everyone to pray for those soldiers and brave souls who died serving America and its people.

Is Memorial Day just for veterans?

Memorial Day is for those military people who died in various battles. It is not dedicated to veterans who are alive.

How do you honor Memorial Day?

The true essence of Memorial Day is when everyone in the country pays tribute or dedicates a little bit of their time to remembering those who died for the country.

What do you post on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day posts usually contain content expressing gratitude to those military men and women who perished in their line of duty.

What color represents Memorial Day?

Color codes for Memorial Day include the following:

  • As Memorial Day has a strong connection with the military force, one of the colors is military greens (subtle olives and wasabi greens).
  • Yellow color, since it is the official color belonging to the armor branch.
  • Purple, since it is associated with the purple heart of valor

Is Memorial Day for all loved ones?

Memorial Day is not for all loved ones. It is only for the deceased from the military who died in various battles.

What do people do on Memorial Day?

On Memorial Day, people offer their tributes and homages to dead military men and women by decorating their graves with flowers and placing American flags on them. Memorial Day parades are also organized in various cities.

Why do we pause at 3 pm on Memorial Day?

On Memorial Day, 3 pm is a time dedicated to the “National Moment of Remembrance.” This time was chosen because most Americans are in a holiday mood during that time and a moment’s pause is something that can be done by anyone at any place wherever they are.

What flower is worn on Memorial Day?

Red poppies are worn on Memorial Day.

What are Memorial Day flowers?

Memorial Day flowers are dedicated to honoring the departed military souls. Traditionally, the red poppy flowers and the red and white gladioli are used. People also consider using red roses, carnations and gerberas; white lilies, and blue delphinium, blue hydrangea, or blue iris flowers.

Does Memorial Day honor those who died after serving?

Memorial Day honors those veterans who died while in service. It does not honor those veterans who died outside of their service.

Journies Vs Journeys: Which is the Correct Usage?

If you are confused about whether to use Journeys or Journies, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will settle which one is the correct plural form and why.


We must have come across the term ‘journeys’ quite a number of times. But then wait, what do you mean by ‘journies’? Does a word like this even exist in our dictionary? Before you get confused, let us explain. In this article, we are trying to find out the correct plural version of the noun ‘journey’. 

All of us have studied the topic of “Singular and Plural” as part of our grammar lessons during our school days. If you think that this topic is extremely easy, well you are not completely wrong here, but it has its own rules.

Before going further into the core of this article, let us dig a little into the basics. What is a plural, or rather, a plural noun? A plural noun represents many objects or instances of a single object. Hence, the plural form of ‘pencil’ becomes ‘pencils’, the plural of ‘dog’ is ‘dogs’, and so on.

Journies Vs Journeys

All about Plural Formation

If you recollect, not all plural nouns end with the letter ‘s’. The above examples were quite simple. However, this topic could get complicated as we study it further. You could get confused in deciding the correct plural of a particular noun. And ‘journey’ is one such word. Now, why is there so much confusion? And is there any way of understanding how these plural forms are determined? Of course, there are certain ways and techniques to determine the correct plural version of a noun. 

There are a few rules defined for forming plural nouns. Once you understand this concept thoroughly, trust us, you will find this concept very simple. How many of us remember all the conditions for forming the plural of a particular noun? Well, one may think about what is so difficult in getting the correct plural form. But this can be quite confusing at times. 

For instance, take the word ‘battery’. Undoubtedly, its plural form will be ‘batteries’, which is quite obvious. Come to the word ‘butterfly’. Its plural is obviously ‘butterflies’. Notice above that both ‘battery’ and ‘butterfly’ end with the letter ‘y’. Accordingly, the letter ‘y’ has been cut out in its plural version and instead we have ‘ies’ appended to it. Now you may wonder that the same rule follows for all words ending with ‘y’. However, you are wrong here. 

Now, we will come back to the core concept of this article. Let us consider the noun ‘journey’. What do you think is the plural form of the word ‘journey’? Is it ‘journies’ or ‘journeys’? Some of you would put the correct answer as ‘journeys’, there are a few others who also think that the answer is ‘journies’. 

In this article, we will delve deeper into this concept and will give you an idea about the rules revolving around the plural formation and how they are derived. Once you finish reading this article, you will have a good idea of what is the correct plural form of ‘journey’ and why is it so. We will also give you a few examples which will help you in understanding this concept better.

Correct usage of Journey vs Journies

journies vs journey

How ‘journey’ originated

Before we jump into all the details concerning the grammatical rules involved while forming plurals, let us understand what the word ‘journey’ implies and how it originated. 

The word ‘journey’ originates from an old French word ‘jornee’. People used this word to explain how their day went. ‘Jornee’ was also used to describe anything related to travel.

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Meaning and Implication of Journey

journey vs journies

What does the term ‘journey’ mean? To explain it in simple words, it refers to any kind of movement from one location to another. This is a word that can be used instead of ‘travel’ or ‘trip’. The term journey more precisely implies a long trip. For instance, when you are traveling a long distance trip by air, water, or even land, you can say that you will be going on a ‘journey.’ 

People also use this word to describe their ‘journey’ when they are on a spiritual path. For instance, when someone prays religiously every day, they are said to be on a journey closer to God.

The term is also used when people face challenging times in their life. They use it to explain a ‘tough journey’ in their lives.

There has been a lot of confusion about the correct plural version of ‘journey’. While grammar experts maintain the fact that the precise plural form is ‘journeys’, there are a few out there who believe that it should be ‘journies’, as most words ending with the letter ‘y’ have the string ‘ies’ appended to the word. Let us find out what is the correct answer.

Exceptions and Outliers

How does one determine the correct plural form of words ending with ‘y’? Before answering this question, understand that words ending in ‘y’ can be divided into 2 categories. 

nounds ending with Y

1. Words where a consonant precedes the letter ‘Y’

Let us again consider the example of ‘battery’. In this word, notice that the letter ‘r’, a consonant, appears before ‘y’. For such words, the plural is formed by dropping the letter ‘y’ and appending ‘ies’ to the remaining word. Hence, the plural of battery is batteries.

plural formation of nouns ending with consonant+Y

As we have explained above, whenever a noun ends with ‘consonant + y’, its plural form will have ‘ies’ added to the rest of the word. Hence, going by this logic, the plural of ‘battery’ becomes ‘batter +ies’ which is ‘batteries’. The letter ‘y’ is removed from the original word and is replaced by ‘ies’. The same logic follows for words like ‘butterfly’, ‘cavity’, ‘property’, and so on. 

Plurals of words ending with consonant + Y

The table below gives a list of all words ending with a ‘consonant + y’ combination. Notice how the string ‘ies’ replaces the letter ‘y’ in the plural.


2. Words where a vowel precedes the letter ‘Y’

plural formation of nouns ending with vowel+Y

Not all the words ending with ‘y’ have ‘ies’ in their plural. There is an exception to this rule. What is that exception? We have a few words in which the letter ‘y’ is preceded by a vowel. Now the word ‘journey’ belongs to this category.

In this word, observe that before ‘y’, there is a vowel (e) present. As per the rules defined within the English language, whenever a word ends with a  ‘vowel + y’ combination, then the plural form of such words includes the letter ‘s’ after the word. Hence, as per this rule, the plural form of ‘journey’ is ‘journeys’, and not ‘journies’. 

plural formation of nouns ending with vowel+Y

Even if the logic of ‘ies’ replacing ‘y’ in the plural form was true for all words ending with ‘y’, the plural of ‘journey’ would have become ‘journeies’ and never ‘journies’. Or we can put it even this way – if the plural has to be ‘journies’, then the original word should be ‘journy’. And we all know that such a word does not exist in our English dictionary.

Did you know? Vowels were invented by the Greeks

Other Similar Words

Not only the word ‘journey’ but there are also a few other words that end with a ‘vowel +y’ combination. The plural for these words is formed just by adding an ‘s’ after the word.


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When is the term ‘journey’ used in a phrase or a sentence?

The term ‘journey’ has many synonyms. They include trips, travel, and voyage. Now you may wonder that when all these words have similar meanings, when can you exclusively use the term ‘journey’ in a sentence or a phrase?

Let us understand what each of these words implies and when you can use them.

  1. Journey: It refers to the process of moving from one place to another. The term ‘journey’ is used when you travel once in a while.
  2. Travel: ‘Travel’ also implies going from one place to another; however, this is more frequent when compared to ‘journey’. 

    There may be a little bit of confusion here. Looking at the descriptions above, one may feel that both ‘travel’ and ‘journey’ are exactly the same and one word can be used in place of the other. However, that is not the case. Let us see why.

    ‘Travel’ is used in the case of multiple movements. Basically, it is a mass noun and the article ‘a’ can never precede it.

    Consider the following examples:
  • Julia is planning a travel to Europe (Incorrect)
  • Julia is planning to travel to Europe (Correct)

    On the other hand, check out how the term ‘journey’ can be used in the above example.
  • Julia is planning a journey to Europe.             

journey meaning

  1. Trip: A trip is a long one. It refers to going to a particular place and coming back. A trip consists of many journeys. For example, when you go to Paris from London, it is a journey, however, if you move from London-> Paris-> Greece-> Switzerland-> London, then it is a trip.

    Check out the following examples.
  • I am going on a trip across Canada..
  • I will be taking a journey to Canada this week.
  1. Voyage: The term ‘voyage’ is used to describe any sea or space journey. Voyages may take months or even years to complete.

    The term ‘journey’ is also used many times with references to certain spiritual practices. For instance, if you are into the habit of offering prayers regularly, meditating quite often, and visiting places of religious interest, then you are said to be on a spiritual journey path.

Examples and Famous Quotes/Phrases

Now, let us look at some sentences where the term ‘journeys’ can be used.

  • The members of this troupe have gone on many long journeys together.
  • Spiritual journeys invite immense satisfaction and mental peace.
  • Long journeys can be quite exhaustive and cumbersome.
  • Parents should support and inspire children in all of their learning journeys.
  • His journeys kept him busy for a decade.
  • People who undertake spiritual journeys in their life go a long way.
  • Our life can involve many journeys. Each one could be challenging in its own way.
  • Meditation is a part of conquering a spiritual journey.
  • Our entire life is a beautiful journey.
  • She is on the last leg of a three-month-long journey across Europe.

Some famous quotes that use ‘journey’

Many people have quoted the term ‘journey’ in various motivational quotes. Take a look below.

  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step – Lao Tzu
  • Sometimes it’s more about the journey than the destination – Jamal Crawford
  • Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home – Matsuo Basho
  • Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us – Samuel Smiles
  • It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place because it frees you – Tyler Perry
  • The only impossible journey is the one you never begin – Tony Robbins
  • The journey is the reward – Chinese proverb
  • Life is just a journey – Princess Diana
  • Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever – Peter Hagerty
  • A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles – Tim Cahill

Plural formation rules for nouns ending with words other than ‘Y’

The above plural formation rules were all about nouns ending with ‘vowel +y’ and ‘consonant + y’. Let us check the rules of plural formation for nouns ending with different combinations of letters.

  1. For nouns ending with ‘s’, ‘ss’, ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘x’, and ‘z’, the plural version is formed by adding the string ‘es’ at the end of the word. Some examples of these types of words are as follows.

Exceptions to this rule       

There are a few exceptions within this rule. The plural form of some words ending with ‘ch’ will have only the letter ‘s’ after the word rather than an ‘es’. For instance, the plural of ‘patriarch’ is ‘patriarchs’, and the plural of ‘stomach’ is ‘stomachs’. We do not have anything like ‘patriarches’ or ‘stomaches’ in the English dictionary.

  1. For words ending with ‘o’, the plural is formed by appending ‘es’ after ‘o’. Check out the examples below for better clarity.

There are some exceptions to this rule too. Plurals of some nouns ending with ‘o’ are formed just by adding the letter ‘s’ instead of ‘es’. Check them out.


The plural of ‘volcano’ can be either ‘volcanoes’ or even ‘volcanos’. Both are correct.

  1. For nouns that end with two vowels, the plural is formed simply by adding the letter ‘s’ to the word. Take a look.
  1. When a word ends with ‘f’ or ‘fe’, then the plural is formed by dropping the letters ‘f’ or ‘fe’ and adding ‘ves’. Have a look at the examples below to have better clarity.

There are a few exceptions to this rule as well. A few words ending with ‘f’ have their plural versions formed simply by adding an ‘s’. Take a look.

  1. Some words remain the same in their plural form. Have a look below.
  1. There are certain nouns whose plural is formed by changing the vowels in the singular version. These types of nouns are called irregular nouns. Check them out below.


Now, after going through all the rules of plural formation, you must have got a very good clarity on why the plural of ‘journey’ is ‘journeys’ and not ‘journies’. So the next time when someone asks you this question, you know the correct answer and also the explanation for it. Not just for this one, but we are sure that you would crack the plural of any noun since your concepts are clear by now. 

Getting some plural words could be quite tricky, however, if you are thorough with all the plural formation rules, you should find this topic quite simple. We sincerely hope and wish that you undertake many successful ‘journeys’ throughout your life!


What is the plural of ‘journies’?

There is no noun called ‘journies’. Hence it cannot have a plural.

When should I use travel journey?

Whenever there is a reference to travel from one place to another, the term ‘journey’ comes into the picture.

Is journeys with an apostrophe?

There is no apostrophe in journeys. It is just a plural word. The letter ‘s’ is appended at the end.

Is journeys a correct spelling?

Yes. It is the plural of ‘journey’ and it is correct.

50+ Witty May the 4th Be With You Star Wars Memes

You’ve seen the movies, now brace yourselves for the memes. In this article, we bring to you 50+ may the 4th be with you memes to make you smile.

May the 4th be with you memes image

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars Day was born. The month of May is a big deal for Star Wars fandom! It’s the day when the internet is flooded with may the 4th be with you meme.

If you are into Star Wars, you know all about it. However, if you need clarification about the day, we are here to help you out! By the end of this article, you can share may the 4th be with you memes with confidence!

We’ll look at the meaning behind Star Wars Day, its unusual origin story, its tradition, a brief history of the franchise, and a snippet of its fanbase.

Additionally, we have 50+ witty and may 4th memes to keep you glued this Star Wars Day! These memes are perfect to up your May the 4th social media game. Take the memes from our list and post multiple photos on Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Finally, pair this article with our 300+ Hilarious Knock Knock Jokes for a laugh riot! 

What is Star Wars Day?

What is Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day is the unofficial holiday to celebrate Star Wars. Festivities include re-watching Star Wars movies, dressing up in Star Wars-themed costumes, and sharing may the 4th be with you memes. 

What makes Star Wars Day special is that it started as a ‘created by fans’ event. Unlike other commercialized holidays, Star Wars Day is not a making of the corporate world. In fact, fans celebrated this day on the internet till it became an actual event in 2011!

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When is Star Wars Day?

Why is the May so special for Star Wars fans

Star Wars Day is celebrated every year on May 4th. It’s an unofficial holiday to celebrate all things Star Wars! Fans gather to share their love for the sci-fi franchise.

The month of May is big for Star Wars fans. Apart from Star Wars Day, the month also celebrates the birthday of its creator, George Lucas

Lucas was born on May 14th, 1944. Moreover, the month also marks the release of the first movie – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. It was released on May 25th, 1977.

Those who don’t follow the series assume that May 4th celebrates the day the first movie was aired. But that’s not really the case.

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Why May the Fourth?

Why May the 4th image

There is only one reason for celebrating Star Wars Day on May 4th. The reason is that “May the Fourth” rhymes with the most popular catchphrase in the franchise. It is a dialogue used by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope, “May the force be with you.”

may the 4th be with you gif
Source: Giphy – may the 4th be with you gif

In the franchise, characters often use this line to wish each other good luck. This usually happens when they are parting ways or going on dangerous missions. 

In Star Wars, ‘force’ is what makes a Jedi powerful. In the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, force is “an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.” 

may the 4th be with you gif
Source: Giphy – may the 4th be with you gif

Are you still confused by what force means? Don’t worry! The creator of the franchise has explained the philosophy behind it.

In a 1977 Star Wars documentary, George Lucas says that force is “boiling down religion into a very basic concept. The fact that there is some deity or some power, some force that controls our destiny or works for good and also works for evil, is always been very basic in mankind.” Here’s the video where George Lucas talks about the Force –

The Making of Star Wars 1977 Documentary

So, why is May the 4th celebrated as Star Wars Day? We will get into the details in a bit, but for now, the best explanation for it is given by writer Alysia Gray Painter

It will help you get a quick idea about the day! Here’s what she said:

“What’s so special about May 4, anyway…It’s based on “May” and “fourth,” and how much the word “fourth” sounds like the word “force”…well, you get the idea. May the fourth be with you. It’s wonderfully silly, it’s harmless, and we always welcome both of those things in a world that is too often neither.

Alysia Gray Painter

So, what is may the 4th be with you? In short, the play on words between “May the Force” and “May the Fourth” has given us Star Wars Day.

Since 2011, fans have popularized “May the Fourth” on the internet. In fact, some fans have extended celebrating the franchise to May 5th and May 6th. 

These days are called “Revenge of the fifth and sixth,” where the villains of Star Wars are celebrated. It refers to the 2005 movie “Revenge of the Sith.” 

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Source: Giphy – may the 4th be with you gif

Fun Fact: Sir Alec Guinness, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Movie, apparently hated Star Wars. 

In a letter obtained by Mashable, the theatre actor wrote to his friends, “new rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wages of pink paper—and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable.” Check out the article here to learn more – Oscar Isaac reads brilliantly grumpy Alec Guinness letter from ‘Star Wars’ filming

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May the 4th Be With You Baby Yoda

Here are a few Baby Yoda memes to brighten your day!













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The Legacy of Star Wars

If you’ve never seen Star Wars, we bet you’ve heard of it. The movie franchise has continued to dominate pop culture. Infact, you might even know all about the May 4th meme day!

However, probably, you are not a fan. Part of the reason might be that you don’t know where to start. The franchise has a bunch of mini-series, movies, and television shows. Also, not to forget its confusing timeline! It is no doubt a time-consuming venture. And you don’t have time for that sort of commitment

If you can’t make heads or tails about Star Wars, it is okay. We are here to help you out!  You can still participate in the upcoming Star Wars Day. We will give you a rundown on all things Star Wars! 

In theory, the story of Star Wars doesn’t seem all that unique. So, what was its X factor? In part, it was the timing of its first release. The first movie in the franchise was released in 1977. 

As journalist Bill Moyers notes about Star Wars, “Timing is everything in art….You bring it out just as the war in Vietnam is ending when America feels uncertain of itself, and the old stories have died, and you bring it out at that time, and suddenly it’s a new game.”

If you want us to summarize the entire story in a single line, it is this: A young boy destined for greatness defeats the evil empire and saves the world. 

Star Wars World

We’ll give you a rundown of the Star Wars world. This is just a broad explanation of the story so that you are in the know-how of this cinematic universe.

This summary covers only the first three movies, namely, Star Wars: New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983). There’s a lot that happens in this franchise! But this overview should give you a fair idea about the Star Wars world.

1. Before Our Hero Was Born

Two knights, Qui-gon Jin and Obi-wan Kenobi, formed an order called the Jedi. We come to know that there is a prophecy in this order. 

According to the prophecy, an individual who brings balance to the force will appear. When both the Jedis visit a planet called Tatooine for their mission, they find a boy who matches this prophecy.

The name of the boy was Anakin Skywalker. The Jedis offer to provide Anakin with training at an academy on the planet – Coruscant. 

During this time, the Galatic Republic (the representative government in the Star Wars World) was fighting a civil war against a group of Separatists called CIS (or Confederacy of Independent Systems). 

The CIS is a bunch of traders looking to secede from the Republic. During this civil war, Qui-gon Jin gets killed by the separatists.

After the death of Qui-gon Jin, Obi-wan Kenobi and the Jedi master, Yoda, take care of Anakin. They try to train him to be on the Jedi’s or the so-called good side. But, as the movies pan out, we find out that things go a bit haywire with Anakin.

As Anakin trains with Obi-wan, he also falls in love with Padmé Amidala. They both have a secret affair, as having such a relationship is forbidden by the Jedi order. The next few years see a clash between the Republic and the Separatists. This time is dubbed the “Clone Wars.”

After a few years, a chancellor named Palpatine gets kidnapped by the CIS. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker set out to find and rescue the chancellor. They find him and return to start their search for the commander of CIS, General Grievous. 

However, rescuing Palpatine proves to be costly. As time passes, Palpatine and Anakin grow closer. The chancellor begins to persuade him to join the dark side, the evil counterpart of the Jedis called the Sith

Unknown to the Jedis, Palpatine is a Sith Lord looking to take over the galaxy. He knows about Skywalker’s affair with Amidala and uses that information to his advantage.

Palpatine succeeds in his efforts to sway Anakin and gives him the name “Darth Vader.” Moreover, the chancellor also becomes the head of the Galactic Republic and goes on a mission to slaughter the Jedi order. 

Anakin, who supports Palpatine in his mission, decides to kill Amidala. While he chases her down, Obi-Wan comes to Amidala’s rescue. He defeats Anakin and wounds him so severely that he has to wear a mechanical suit to survive.

On the other hand, unknown to Anakin, Amidala dies after giving birth to their kids. The two kids are named Luke Skywalker and Leia Skywalker. 

Somehow, Yoda and Obi-Wan survive the attack on the Jedi and are tasked with ensuring the safety of the two kids. 

2. The Birth of Our Hero – Luke Skywalker

While Luke is sent to the planet of Tatooine, Leia goes to the planet of Alderaan. Both are watched over by Obi-Wan and Yoda.

Fast-forward a few years, Leia becomes a leader of the rebellion against Palpatine and his Empire. She sends a message to Obi-Wan asking for his assistance in the fight against the Empire. 

The Jedi knight sends Luke and a smuggler named Han Solo to save Princess Leia. At this point, Luke is unaware of his connection to Leia and doesn’t know his family history. Luke, Han Solo, and an alien named Chewbacca travel on a spaceship named Millenium Falcon to rescue Princess Leia.

We see Luke, Leia, and Han Solo put up a fight against the Empire. Luke returns to Yoda and continues training to become a Jedi Knight. During this time, Princess Leia falls in love with Han Solo. 

Eventually, we see Luke come face to face with Darth Vader. Vader tells him that Luke is his son. When Luke is taken to the Death Star, he meets Darth Sidious, aka Palpatine. 

Palpatine tries to convince Luke to kill Darth Vader and join him. When Luke refuses, he is electrocuted. Ultimately, Darth Vader grabs Sidious and kills him.

Luke takes off Vader’s mask and sees his father for the last time before leaving the station. Han Solo, Leia, and Luke save the galaxy and escape the war unscathed. Finally, Solo and Leia get married, and Luke commits to protecting the Jedi order.

3. The First Order Strikes Back

Is that the end of the Empire? Not quite. In the Revenge of the Jedi, we see the rebels fighting a reorganization of the Evil Empire called the First Order. Han Solo and Leia’s child Kylo Ren joins the dark side and kills Han. Another force-sensitive kid named Rey locates Luke Skywalker and undertakes training to become a Jedi.

The First Order defeat the rebels. Moreover, Kylo kills the leader of the First Order to assume his position. Ultimately, Luke Skywalker sacrifices himself to save Rey and her allies.

What Is the Timeline of Star Wars?

Folks who haven’t seen Star Wars have a common complaint. The timeline of the series is confusing, to say the least. 

The countless movies, tv shows, and mini-series are no help either. The first movie in the series is Episode IV, and a couple of movies down the line, it is Episode I. This could leave any movie buff scratching their head!

If all the May the 4th meme has inspired you to watch this sci-fi drama, we can help you! Here’s a timeline of how things unfold in this world.

You can watch the movies in chronological order! In our list, we have ignored the release date of the movies. If you want to go from A-Z, it is best to start in this order. Here it is-

  1. Star Wars: Tales Of The Jedi (2022)
  2. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
  3. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
  4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
  5. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  6. Star Wars: Tales of The Jedi (2022)(Ahsoka Tano’s Story)
  7. Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021-Present)
  8. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
  9. Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)  
  10. Star Wars Rebels (2014)
  11. Andor (2022-present)
  12. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  13. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  14. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  15. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
  16. The Mandalorian (2019-Present)
  17. The Book of Boba Fett (2021-2022)
  18. Star Wars Resistance (2018-2020)
  19. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
  20. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
  21. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Here’s a chronological timeline of the Star Wars series:

Fun Fact: The original ending for the Return of the Jedi was to send Luke Skywalker to the dark side. Apparently, George Lucas contemplated the idea of Luke removing Darth Vader’s mask, putting it on, and saying, “Now I am Vader.” Read more about it here – Return Of The Jedi’s Original Luke/Vader Twist Would’ve Been Too Absurd.

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Who Are the Fans of Star Wars?

It’s been 46 years since Star Wars first premiered.

Most people have a particular image of Star Wars fans. They consider fans to be a part of the geek or nerd culture. In fact, many say that Star Wars “created a paradise of nerds.” However, research suggests that fans of the franchise are actually a diverse group of people!

The franchise has a cross-generational fan base. This means that you’ll find these fans in every age demographic. 

Even though the fanbase mainly consists of men, women aren’t far behind. In the figures, 27% of male internet users and 20% of women internet users are fans of the franchise.

According to a report by GWI, every one out of four users on the internet is a fan. Moreover, they are a cosmopolitan group, with most residing in North America.

Most fans also consider themselves to be cinephiles. Apart from Star Wars, these movie buffs also follow other sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero genre films. 

These movies include Harry Potter, Marvel films, Spiderman, X-Men, and other Disney films. Out of these, Marvel films are followed by 56% of fans.

Also, these fans are a part of online communities like Reddit and Twitch. Infact, 2 in 3 fans say that the internet makes them feel closer to other people. Because of these fans, Star Wars is valued at $68 billion today!

If you want to read more about this Fan Profiling, here’s the report by GWI – The Fandom Menace: Profiling Star Wars’ Influential Fanbase

Fun Fact: The original name for Yoda was Buffy. It was changed to Minch Yoda and then shortened to Yoda. The name Buffy was decided during the initial stages of writing for The Empire Strikes Back. Moreover, the original plan was to have a monkey play Yoda. Read more about it over here – Yoda was originally named Buffy.

How Did the Tradition Start?

There is an assumption made by people who don’t follow Star Wars but know about May the 4th. They believe the 4th meme marks the release of the first movie in the franchise. The guess isn’t far-fetched! 

Star Wars: New Hope hit the screens in the month of May 1977. But the film was released on May 25th, not May 4th. So, how did we arrive on May the Fourth?

1. The British Connection

Believe it or not, the May the Fourth pun has a connection to British Politics. Back in 1979, the UK’s Conservative Party (aka the Tories) paid for a newspaper advertisement that said, “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations!

Confused? Don’t be! The then Prime-Ministerial candidate for the Conservative Party was Margaret Thatcher. Coincidentally, she assumed office as the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on, you guessed it, May 4th, 1979.

So, the UK’s Conservative Party gets the credit for the origin of the pun. However, other accounts say the pun was already used as early as 1978. 

Apparently, American news publications would use the phrase to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day on July 4th.

The news publications were confident that the pun would be well received. Why? Because after the release of Star Wars: New Hope, the phrase was used regularly on posters and buttons to sell different items.

Strangely, British politics seemed to be fascinated with the Stars Wars pun. 

In 1994, the phrase made its way back to the British Parliament. The opposition Labor party’s member, Harry M. Cohen, mentioned the term in the House of Commons. 

During a discussion, Cohen sarcastically said that the Defense Budget should be discussed on May 4th. Why? He said that the day was appropriate since it was Star Wars Day. 

Furthermore, Cohen added that he was talking about the movie Star Wars and not the name critics of President Regan gave for his missile defense plan. 

In 2012, Boris Johnson used the phrase during his re-election acceptance speech as the Mayor of London.

2. Other Influence

Interestingly, StarWars.com mentions the influence of Randy Thom on the day. For the unaware, Thom was the location sound recordist for Revenge of the Jedi. For many years, he would use the phrase to write an annual message to the company.

3. The Internet Phenomenon

But, how does all this translate to the May the 4th be with you meme? Well, it took 20 years for the May the 4th meme to enter our mainstream pop culture. Like any other fad, finding evidence of its first use on the internet is challenging.

But, during the early 2000s, fans constantly mentioned the saying on social media. Soon, it caught the public’s imagination, and the phenomenon exploded. 

When Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith was released in 2005, the franchise used the pun as a marketing tactic. They released a newspaper ad with Baby Yoda on it and the phrase “May the Fourth Be With You” as the heading of the poster.

It wasn’t long before we had the May 4th unofficial Star Wars holiday. Infact, Toronto Underground Cinema was the first to celebrate the day as a big event on May 4th, 2011. For its may the fourth be with you activities, they had themed festivities, a costume contest, and a movie marathon.

The grassroot fandom of Star Wars led to the initial rise of the pun. However, there is another player that commercialized the May the Fourth Be With You meme. And that is Disney.

4. Disney’s Hand in May the Fourth

In 2012, Disney acquired the film and television company, LucasFilms. For the unaware, the creator, George Lucas, owned LucasFilms. During its first year as the franchise owner, Disney used the pun as a marketing tactic.

The company turned May 4th into an actual event for fans. This event included invitations to its theme parks, Star Wars-themed fireworks, dance parties, and people dressed as characters from the franchise.

Disney even gave Star Wars merchandise at discounted rates. Over the years, Disney and LucasFilms have monetized the May 4th event. What started as a purely community-driven day has become a corporate phenomenon.

The news publication, The Verge, has called it a tale in “brand activation.” On every May the 4th, we see something new. During a particular year, we saw the International Space Station watching Revenge of the Sith from space.

In 2013, Disney celebrated the day by backing the evil empire. They released a ‘joke’ ad where we saw the empire declare, “Say No to May the 4th.” 

Another year saw Star Wars team up with NASA to deliver a special message from the International Space Station.

Even though it is now a way to market the franchise, it didn’t start as one. It is unlike other corporate commercialized days like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or National Enchilada Day. Star Wars Day was created by fans celebrating their love for the franchise.

Though it is an unofficial holiday, the California legislature voted to declare May 4th as Star Wars Day. Here’s a report – California votes to officially declare May 4 ‘Star Wars Day.’

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May the Fourth is an important day for all Star Wars fans. As we mentioned, the popularity of this day has a connection to British politics, the Star Wars fanbase, and the now-owner of the franchise, Disney.

There is only one reason for choosing May 4th as Star Wars Day. It is because May the Fourth rhymes with the famous catchphrase in the series, “May the Force Be With You.” 

Hopefully, our curated list of may the 4th be with you meme serves as a great starter pack for you to celebrate Star Wars Day. If you are looking to binge-watch movies, check out this list of 18+ movies about the life of Princess Diana.

Can Tom Cruise Really Fly a Plane IRL?

Wondering ‘Is Tom Cruise a pilot?’ after watching Top Gun Maverick? Read to find out how Tom Cruise learned to fly a plane and celebrities that can fly a plane.

Can Tom Cruise Really Fly a Plane IRL?

With the release of Top Gun: Maverick, the highly-grossing sequel to Tom Cruise’s 1986 blockbuster Top Gun, there has been a lot of interest in his stunts in the movie. This movie, released in 2022, was a massive success and was widely praised for its realistic portrayal of fighter pilots. Intense stunts and daredevil action sequences have become a trademark of Cruise’s action movies, and his latest movie does not disappoint. 

The movie follows the story of  Pete Maverick Mitchell, a test pilot, and graduate of the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, popularly known as Top Gun. 

Cruise always advocated for realist portrayals in his movies and wanted the usage of CGI  to be as minimal as possible. He performs most of his stunts, and even at 60, Cruise is still trying out new things and fulfilling his passions. 

For Top Gun: Maverick, he ensured that all his co-actors were well acquainted with the workings of the aircraft and trained them himself. They also learned to film while working inside the planes, like Cruise had to do for a few of his previous movies.

The biggest question is, ‘Is Tom Cruise a pilot?’ The possibility of an actor having an aviation background can be unbelievable. However, for a movie star like Tom Cruise, who is constantly pushing the limits of his work, it’s not very hard. 

Can Tom Cruise Fly a Plane?

Yes, Tom Cruise can fly a plane. He has held a pilot license since 1994. Cruise got his private pilot’s license in 1994 and then obtained his commercial license in 1998.  

Although the US military did not let him fly the F/A-18 Super Hornet used in Top Gun: Maverick, he pilots the P-51 Mustang he owns. 

It was speculated that money had something to do with it. The aircraft costs nearly $70 million, which was half the movie’s budget. Due to this, giving insurance for such an expensive plane must have been beyond the producer’s limits.

Another reason could be that Tom Cruise did not necessarily have enough experience or skill to pilot that sophisticated fighter jet, which was risky. Trained Navy pilots performed all the scenes with the F/A-18. 

The P-51 Mustang, which belongs to Cruise, is seen in his appearance on James Corden’s The Late Late Show, where he takes Corden on two rides. Cruise’s level of aviation skills can be seen in this promotional video, as he easily maneuvers his P-51 Mustang and the Aero L-39 Albatros, borrowed from the Patriots Jet team. To be able to pilot such an aircraft, Tom Cruise must have over 1000 hours of jet flying experience.  

Tom Cruise Terrifies James in ‘Top Gun’ Fighter Jet!

Along with his Mustang, Cruise also owns a Gulfstream IV G4 jet. This luxurious aircraft, estimated to cost around $35 million, has a seating capacity of 19 passengers and has an in-built jacuzzi and movie-screening facilities.

In an interview with Hello Magazine, Cruise told them, “All I ever wanted to be was a pilot or an actor, so Top Gun was a huge moment in so many respects, including my passion for aviation.” It is indeed quite amazing to see an actor finding the time and motivation to fulfill all his passions. 

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How Did They Fly a Plane in Top Gun: Maverick?

In the movie Top Gun: Maverick, the scenes with planes and flying were applauded for being highly realistic. Anybody would believe that the actors flew all the complicated aircraft and performed the stunts, but that is not true! 

It was not feasible to let inexperienced actors fly the Navy’s assets, like the F/A-18. All the actors flew as passengers with military pilots. However, they had to undergo intense training to work efficiently in those extreme conditions. Tom Cruise himself headed these sessions for his co-actors. They had to prepare well to increase their tolerance to fly without getting sick and prepare for emergencies.

 The team coordinated with the Navy to find the perfect spots to place their cameras inside the plane, which would not disrupt the plane’s navigation systems. The actors had to switch on the cameras themselves because of which, Joseph Kosinski, the director, could see the footage only after the planes returned to the ground. Moreover, the film’s aerial coordinator and camera pilot, Kevin LaRosa, helped them achieve this efficiently.

In an interview with the Men’s Journal, Miles Teller, who plays the role of Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, spoke about the extent to which the team went, to ensure that the film was portrayed realistically. 

“There is no green screen in a Top Gun movie. Every shot, every stunt, was the result of the work, the real sweat, that we all put into it. The production was over the course of a full year, which was definitely the longest shoot I have ever been a part of.”

Miles Teller

Talking about his flying experience and training, the actor sounded quite excited. “They would have me go up in an F-18 for an hour or hour and a half, pulling anywhere around seven-and-a-half Gs. Getting to fly around with the best naval aviators in the world.”

The team also had to pass tests for all their training. Teller told them, “Before we got into the jets, we had to pass the Naval Aviation Survival Training course in San Diego.”

Which Movies Has Tom Cruise Flown a Plane In?

1. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

In his recent film, Top Gun: Maverick, we see Tom Cruise as a pilot, with his P-51 Mustang, and flying as a passenger in the F/A-18 Super Hornet. “I got to actually fly in an F-14 jet which was a dream come true, and play a character I loved in Maverick,” said Cruise about his experience while shooting for the movie. 

Cruise wanted to reduce using CGI as much as possible and ensured that all his co-actors were well acquainted with the aircraft. 

Top Gun: Maverick has also become instrumental in inspiring more young Americans to join the armed forces. The way the military has used films to exert their influence has always evoked a sense of patriotism and thrill and this movie is a perfect example of the same. The impact is an Instagram handle that recently posted about this. 

The actors had to film themselves flying in the airborne cockpits, and the director could see the video only after they reached the ground. A lot of training went into ensuring that the actors could handle it. Kevin LaRosa designed an extensive training program for the actors so they could act and maneuver the aircraft. Even though Cruise did not pilot the F/A-18, all that training he received was enough to make his acting as realistic as possible. 

In the original Top Gun(1986), Cruise did not do any flying. Professional navy pilots handled all the stunts and flying. Tom Cruise was either in the backseat of the fighter jet or in a set that mimicked a cockpit. Things changed a lot when the sequel came out in 2022. Cruise had a pilot’s license, and they trained the other actors too. 

2. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible Fallout had Cruise piloting a helicopter. He completed over 2000 hours of helicopter flying to be well-trained. That was a long and dangerous sequence in the movie, and some of the stunts could have resulted in Cruise’s death if the execution had not been perfect. 

In the same movie, Cruise also pulled off a HALO jump, the first ever to be done by an actor. He trained in a big, vertical wind tunnel. Cruise has over 100 hours of skydiving experience, and for this stunt, he jumped from over 20,000 feet and used a parachute at about 2000 feet. 

HALO jump Mission Impossible Fallout

3. American Made (2017)

In American Made, Cruise hones his aviation skills in a few scenes. The movie follows the story of American pilot Barry Seal, played by Cruise, who transports drugs for the CIA. A controversy did arise from this movie’s set when two pilots died while another was severely injured. 

4. Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation (2015)

Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation, the fifth movie in this franchise, had Tom Cruise hang outside an Airbus A400M as it took off and completed the circuit. There were multiple retakes and Cruise was being supported by just a cord. His commitment to performing such stunts as realistically as possible is commendable. 

Which Movies Has Tom Cruise Flown a Plane In?

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How Did Tom Cruise Learn to Fly a Plane?

Tom Cruise is a multi-engine, instrument-rated commercial pilot. He has a private and commercial pilot license. After the first Top Gun movie, he was motivated to undergo training to obtain his pilot license. In the first movie, Cruise could not handle the experience in the cockpit with the flight pilot and felt nauseous. Now, he can easily pilot the plane and perform complex maneuvers. 

Cruise must have hired a private instructor to train him. He owns a few planes as well, and he regularly practices and flies them. His first step was to obtain a private pilot’s license. 

The process of obtaining a private pilot license is not very complex. 

  • After an orientation flight, the interested person can apply for a student pilot’s license. They should fulfill certain conditions– should be of the eligible age (14-16 years and above) and be well acquainted with English. 
  • They should also have a medical form called Third Class Medical from an Aviation Medical Examiner(AME). After obtaining both these documents, the student should find a Certified Flight Instructor(CFI). Flight schools, flight training programs, or any certified person with an aircraft could teach you. After training, you should have a certain number of solo flight hours and other requirements
  • The FAA conducts a written test before the check ride. After this, you will have your “check ride” with a Designated Pilot Examiner. This exam has two parts- oral and practical. You can find additional information regarding this procedure on the FAA website
  • Based on the performance, the student will receive your PPL (Private Pilot’s License). Obtaining a commercial pilot’s license (after receiving your PPL) has almost the same procedure. 

Private Pilot License Video

Cruise has a multi-engine instrument rating. This rating involves more training and tests because the usual pilot’s license is for a single engine. Obtaining a multi-engine instrument rating requires more aeronautical knowledge and flight training. The student has to be prepared for any scenario or emergency, as the examiners will evaluate their ability to handle complex aircraft and face any situation that could arise. 

Tom Cruise should have followed the above-given processes to obtain his license. He also holds an aerobatic rating which helps him to perform all the stunts. 

He must have acquired his helicopter license the same way, and the process isn’t very different. Tom Cruise pushed to gain over 2000 hours of helicopter flying experience for his movie Mission: Impossible- Fallout. 

His expertise is evident when he performs complex maneuvers, in mountainous terrains, like the ‘corkscrew dive’ or the 360-degree downward spiral in Fallout. 

To use the kind of aircraft he pilots (like the Albatros), Tom Cruise must have a type rating, a high-performance endorsement, and more than 1000 hours of jet flying. Type rating essentially means the license to fly a specific model of aircraft. A high-performance endorsement allows the pilot to be the pilot-in-command of heavier and more complex aircraft. The FAA conducts additional training and tests for interested people. 

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Who Are a Few Other Celebrities That Can Fly a Plane?

celebrities who can fly a plane

Many Hollywood celebrities own pilot licenses and, like Cruise, have fulfilled their aviation dreams. Some of them include the following:

  1. Angelina Jolie – Angelina Jolie is an award-winning actress and humanitarian who is also a pilot. She got her license in December 2004. Soon, she also bought a Cirrus SR22-G2, a single-engine plane. Her son Maddox was her inspiration to take up aviation, as he was interested in aviation at a young age. The actress has revealed that her son has taken up flying classes now. 
  1. Morgan Freeman– Along with being a renowned American actor and filmmaker, Morgan Freeman also nourishes a love for aviation. He loved war films and eventually received an opportunity to become a fighter pilot. However, Freeman realized his heart was more inclined towards acting and left the Air Force. His love for flying remained, and he got his license in 2002. He owns two planes – a Cessna Citation II and a Cessna 414. 
  1. Dennis Quaid– Known for his comedy and drama movies, Dennis Quaid, the American actor, is also a pilot. For the film The Right Stuff, Quaid overcame his fear of flying and learned the skill. He owns a Cessna 421 twin-engine and a Cessna Citation II and uses them frequently. 
  1. Clint Eastwood– Clint Eastwood is an American actor, musician, and politician. He finds himself on this list since he owns a pilot’s license. In an interview in 1997, Eastwood revealed that his favorite hobby is flying and has held a chopper license for a long time. He also owns an Aerospatial AStar helicopter.
  1. Kurt Russell– He is an American actor who also loves flying. He has owned a license for more than 28 years and has received the Aviation Mentor Award. He also possesses multiple aircraft and has several hours of flight experience.

How Difficult Is It to Become a Pilot?

Theoretically, it is not very difficult in the USA. If the person is eligible and has the time and resources to train themselves, becoming a pilot is quite accessible.

The entire process was explained in the article in detail earlier. However, several factors could make it difficult for people to pursue their aviation dreams. 

1. The Cost

Becoming a pilot is not a cheap affair. To obtain good training and to be able to practice sufficiently, you must have access to such resources. These can be very expensive. The minimum cost to acquire a private pilot’s license is nearly $7600. This rate could differ based on other factors, such as the student’s location and expertise.  

2. English Ability

The student should be able to read and comprehend English quite well. If this poses a problem for the student, it can be quite easily solved if the student is willing to take lessons for the same.

This is a requirement that migrants might find difficult to fulfill, but it won’t be too difficult to master the basics in a short period. 

3. Medical and Physical Fitness

A pilot needs to remain healthy. The student’s health conditions determine the eligibility for the license. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that you meet the health guidelines issued by the FAA.

For a private pilot’s license, you only require a third-class medical certificate, but for further certification, you need advanced medical certificates.

From the accounts of the actors who worked in Top Gun: Maverick, it is quite obvious that air sickness, tolerance, and breathing are the first major difficulties that new aviators face.

They had to regularly fly and remain in shape during the entire shoot. Hence, it is quite important for pilots to be healthy and have strong bodies.

4. Demanding Lifestyle

The lifestyle and working hours in a pilot’s career can be challenging. When you consider being a pilot as a career path, you would have to prioritize your professional life over your personal life to a large extent.

Frequent traveling and staying from home for extended periods would become the norm. This work-life balance is not everybody’s cup of tea, so you should consider this seriously before taking aviation as a career. 

If you are willing to put in time and effort consistently, it will not be too hard to become a pilot. Aviation enthusiasts who want to obtain a license for recreational purposes would not find the process challenging, especially after obtaining the license.

Discipline is required when it comes to the job, and you will have to sort out your priorities carefully. 


An actor, a multi-engine, instrument-rated commercial pilot, a producer, and so much more is what makes Tom Cruise such an exceptional inspiration. Even after crossing 50, he hasn’t slowed down or given in to the limitations imposed on you as you age. 

His dedication and drive to achieve what he wants are admirable. In a day and age in which anything is possible through CGI and editing, making the actor’s job much easier, Tom Cruise is an exception. It is quite enthralling to see an actor committed to giving maximum respect to the story and the action sequences. 

With the resources and wealth that Cruise amasses, he does find it easy to fulfill all his passions. Hard work and perseverance brought him to his present glory, and he never disappoints. Cruise’s dedication to becoming both the things that he always wanted to be, a pilot and an actor, is something we can all learn. 

The only limits are the ones we create for ourselves, and if we put our minds to them, we can achieve at least a few things we love and cherish. Becoming a pilot might sound like a scary path, but with the correct guidance, it is possible!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Does Tom Cruise have a pilot’s license?

Yes, Tom Cruise has owned a pilot’s license since 1994. 

2. Is Tom Cruise a real pilot?

Yes, Tom Cruise is a multi-engine,instrument-rated commercial pilot and owns several planes. He owns a P-51 Mustang and a luxurious Gulfstream IV G4 jet. 

3. Is Tom Cruise a jet pilot?

Tom Cruise owns a pilot’s license that he uses for personal and professional needs. 

4. Is Tom Cruise a certified pilot?

Yes, Tom Cruise is a certified pilot and owns a license. He has a private as well as a commercial license. 

5. Is Tom Cruise a fighter pilot?

No, Tom Cruise is not a fighter pilot. He owns a private and commercial license but he does not work with the military. 

6. Is Tom Cruise a helicopter pilot?

Yes, he has a helicopter license as well. He had trained for more than 2000 hours for the helicopter flying scenes in Mission: Impossible- Fallout.

7. How much is Tom Cruise paid per movie?

At the beginning of his career, he was not paid hefty salaries. He received around $50,000 for one of his early movies, Taps. Gradually, he gained international fame and recognition. His roles in the first Top Gun movie and the romantic drama Jerry Maguire contributed to the same. 

Over the years, his paycheck has increased significantly. From the 1990s onwards, he has received almost $12 million to $100 million per movie through backend deals from his massively successful and profitable projects.