NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY
On July 22 relax in the shade and enjoy the summer day as it is National Hammock Day.
A hammock, used for swinging, sleeping or resting, is a sling made of fabric, rope or netting, which is suspended between two points such as posts or trees.
- Developed by natives of Central and South America for sleeping.
- Were later used aboard ships by sailors for comfort and to maximize space.
- Early hammocks were woven out of the bark of trees.
Hammocks are a symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and simple, easy living.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use your own or borrow a hammock to celebrate. Post on social media using #NationalHammockDay.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the origin of National Hammock Day.
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