The beard has been the ultimate symbol of manliness since time out of mind. Close trimmed, full, or properly manicured, even wild and bushy and out of control, the beard stands supreme in the world of masculinity. In fact, in many cultures, the beard has often been a representation of many masculine virtues, including wisdom, strength, high social status, and even sexual prowess, especially in warrior cultures.
Every year, on the first Saturday of September, people gather in cities and towns all over the world to revel in the glory of men’s beards, with various ways of celebrating all over the planet.
Since it is believed that people probably didn’t start shaving until about 4000 BC, at the beginning of history, almost all men would have had a beard. It was extremely functional for keeping warm, as well as for cushioning a blow if caught in a tussle.