It falls on the first Friday of June, this year it is on June 2, 2023. This is also known as the Wear Orange Day, and was founded to honor survivors and victims of gun violence. It originally began on June 2, 2015, on what would have been the 18th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton. You can read more about Hadiya’s death and the tribute her childhood friends started by wearing orange in commemoration of her life on our Wear Orange Day page.