The majority of these are UN-official holidays, dreamed up by people to celebrate a favorite activity, craft or food. Many of these holidays have no known origin, but are fun to celebrate. Some are serious 'special days' to bring awareness to - and help for – animals facing extinction or medical conditions.
Today we are going to look at a group of funny sock holidays, including National Sock Day (December 4), Silly Sock Day (April 3), No Sock Day (May 8) and probably the funniest one ~ Lost Sock Memorial Day celebrated on May 9.
National Sock Day
National Sock Day is an annual celebration observed every year on December 4th. It began as a company promotion by Pair of Thieves, an American basics apparel company which makes socks, underwear, and shirts. Founder Cash Warren gave a simple explanation for the company name, which exemplifies the team's witty, mischievous spirit. “Who steals the sock that goes missing after doing laundry?” he said. “Pair of thieves.”
The company had a celebration on December 4, 2016 where they walked through offices at Honest, Facebook, and Red Bull with a band and Santa Claus, to spread cheer, and socks. Check it out here.
Silly Sock Day
Despite it's funny name, Silly Sock Day is actually an annual awareness raising day held on April 3rd during Autism Awareness Week to help support autistic individuals by raising funds and awareness. It was begun to bring awareness to autism in East Midlands, England. It is easy to celebrate – just don your most ridiculous socks and share them on Social Media with the tag #SillySockDays.
No Sock Day
We celebrate National No Sock Day on May 8th. It's a day to free your toes from socks, and give your feet a breath of some fresh air. The holiday was created by Ruth & Thomas Roy of Wellcat.com.
Lost Sock Memorial Day
|Lost Sock. Source: Pixabay|
My mother kept a whole drawer just for those lost socks and over the years the drawer was stuffed full of single socks from a family of six. Us kids used to be given the job on laundry days of trying to match up the latest single socks with one in the sock drawer – and we never once found a match. We used to kid that the washer or dryer 'ate' the socks. True story!
So, unless you like wearing unmatched socks, give it up and use May 9th Lost Sock Day as the time to get rid of those single socks without a partner. Or, alternatively, recycle those single socks as cleaning cloths. Or make sock monkeys or sock puppets out of them for the kids.
FAQs about Socks
Q: How long should a pair of socks last?
A: If worn once a week, a pair of socks should last about a year.
Q: What is the origin of the word SOCK?
A: The word sock comes from the Old English word “socc”, which means 'light slipper'.
Q: What is the Sock Capital of the World?
A: The Datang district in eastern China is the top producer of socks in the world. It has become known as “Sock City” because about 40% of the world's socks are produced there. It is estimated that in one year they make enough socks to supply two pairs for every person in the world.
Q: What are Baby Socks called?
That last Q&A above I just made up... LOL. There actually ARE socks for babies, but booties are a nice alternative to baby socks and often come as a match to infant outfits. I mention booties here as a way to show off my handmade baby booties on Etsy.
Baby Booties in Crochet
|Handmade Baby Booties on Etsy|
These pastel booties are sized for a 3-6 month old baby measuring 4 inches from heel to toe. They have a folded down top (roll over ankle) and white ribbon ties.
Darling handmade yarn booties to keep your baby's toes warm. Also perfect for a new baby gift or a baby shower gift.
These pastel baby booties are available in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts.
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Sock Days Review written by (c) Wednesday Elf – 5/9/2020
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