May 9 is Lost Sock Memorial Day. Please join us in a moment of silence for those socks lost in the back of our driers and in our drawers. Learn more about this genuine holiday.
Socks have been around for at least 2000 years, and together with gloves and mittens, they’re amongst the few clothing items that come in pairs. That means there’s a real possibility of losing one on any given day.
No one knows where lost socks go after they leave us, and although we all miss our long-lost socks, we’re always stuck with an unpaired sock to remind us that we should take care of our stuff a little better.
May 9 is Lost Sock Memorial Day, and with literally no significance or transcendence, it’s still a very real non-official holiday we can all relate to. Is losing a sock a comedy or a tragedy? Perhaps a bit of both.
When there’s an experience that’s constantly shared by people worldwide, like losing a sock, we all remember that we’re not alone in this big world. Losing socks bring us together! That’s a loss we can all relate to!
Let’s celebrate inventiveness and creativity. And let’s find in this particular date an excuse to smile and to remember that things happen. Losing a sock is not the end of the word, even if it feels like it.
Perhaps we should stop using socks altogether. Sandals are in vogue right now; how does that sound?
Commemorate the National Lost Sock Memorial Day by sharing your sock losses on social media and let everyone know this is a holiday everyone can be part of. Who hasn’t lost a sock?
History of Lost Sock Memorial Day
No one knows how this unusual holiday came to be, but it’s easy to see why it has gained popularity. Who hasn’t lost a sock in its lifetime?
We might not know who’s behind the universal memorial day, but we do know the first sock lost by someone goes back to the first socks in ancient Egypt around the year 300-500 AD. Although most people just wrapped some cloth around their feet to protect them, some socks were quite elaborate already!
By the year 1000, socks were a social symbol used by wealthy people. Quite expensive items at the time, we’re sure losing a sock was a real tragedy back then (it’s still one today). We can imagine the first lost sock running down a creek while people washed their clothes, not dissimilar to modern washing machines swallowing our favorite socks for no reason.
How to Celebrate Lost Sock Memorial Day
Pay your respects for the long-lost socks, and while you’re at it, clean out your closet! Who knows what you might find!
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