NATIONAL SOCK DAY
National Sock Day on December 4 recognizes the rarest of all lasting unities, the marriage of matched socks. When they manage, wash after wash, dry after to dry to keep finding each other through all the chaos, a celebration is certainly in order!
The founders of National Sock Day turned the tables on holidays that brought attention to such individualism like National No Sock Day on May 8th and National Lost Sock Day (for shame!) on May 9th. In an effort to promote the sock couples who remain together, whether animal magnetism (static cling) or chemistry (something in the detergent), National Sock Day is dedicated to highlighting even the tiny baby socks who manage to stay together.
We honor all matches made in laundromantic-matromony. From Argyle to tube socks, knee highs and fuzzy slipper socks, if they keep finding their mate over and over, National Sock Day wiggles its toes in their honor!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Share your rare pairs of socks by using #NationalSockDay on social media.
Pair of Thieves founded National Sock Day on December 4 to warm our toes with the commemoration of two toe-tapping historical events that happened on this day. In 1954, the final curtain fell on the first revival of the Broadway musical On Your Toes. The Rogers and Hammerstein production first made its debut in 1936 and was unique in that it incorporated ballet with a traditional musical genre. The popular musical was revived in 1984.
The second historical event occurred in 1991 on the stage of the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The final concert for the mother-daughter duo known as the Judds took place ending a chart-topping country career that kept toes two-stepping and filling boots for a long time to come. Daughter Wynonna continued on a successful solo career, and while mother Naomi joined her from time to time, even on a year-long tour in 2010, the Murphy Center concert is still considered the Judd’s final show.
National Day Calendar declared National Sock Day in October of 2016.
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