The May 8 to celebrate the US as nationwide Without Sock Day (No Socks Day). Against this background, I lean far out of the window in the calendar of curious holidays from all over the world and claim that this occasion can also provide an explanation for the Day of the Lost Sock, celebrated on May 9th. Don’t you think so? Then I try to derive the chain of evidence in a little more detail with the following lines. First of all, of course, the question of what this sockless day of action is all about. Why shouldn’t we wear socks on this May date?
Who started No Socks Day?
The No Socks Day is an invention of the American couple Ruth and Thomas Roy. As for all other Roy’s holidays, in the case of the No-Socks Day, this (trademarked) occasion has its home on their website wellcat.com, on which the two of them have since 1999/2000 over 80 pretty great ones Have created action and memorial days. As an example, we refer to the following pearls in the frame calendar of the curious World Days:
- the Invent-your-own holiday tag (Make Up Your Own Holiday Day) on March 26,
- the No Housework Day (No Housework Day) on April 7,
- the Walk on your Wild Side Day on April 12th or
- the Blah, Blah, Blah Day (Blah, Blah, Blah Day) on April 17th.
In the case of the American Socks-Off Day, the earliest known version of a post on wellcat.com dates back to May 2000. It is not entirely clear whether this occasion does not even have much older calendar roots. After all, Thomas Roy began creating his own holidays while he was working as a radio host in the 1980s (see also the list of related links below).
Goals and intention: Tom and Ruth Roy demand freedom for the feet
So today is the so-called sock-off day. In keeping with the philanthropic impetus of their holidays that is typical for the Roy couple, they also want to do something good for us with No Socks Day. Because, according to the two initiators, May 8th is the chance to free your feet from cramped stockings, socks and the like and, moreover, you can do something for the environment right away. Because at the same timeless worn socks means less dirty laundry that had to be washed at the end of the week (see also the contribution to the US Day of the sock (National Sock Day) on December 4). Or to put it in the wording of the two Americans:
“If we give up wearing socks for one day, it will mean a little less laundry, thereby contributing to the betterment of the environment. Besides, we will all feel a bit freer, at least for one day. “
( Source : wellcat.com – see the list of further links below)
Why does the holiday without socks fall on May 8th?
Well, that’s the theory. And even if the two luminaries in matters of curious holidays arguably not completely wrongly claim that dirty laundry can be reduced with No Socks Day, I say that this is one reason for choosing the date of the lost sock day.
Because with the conscious act of not wearing socks, the chance increases that they will be lost. This must also have been in the back of Cozy Sox and Fanny Day, who declared May 9th 1998 to be the day of the lost sock .
What does this but all with the equally celebrated on May 9, Day of orgasm American US in Brazil or Verschenke-a-cupcake day (National Give Someone a Cupcake Day), the drinking-a-Cola Day (National Have a Coke Day) or the day of the iris day (National Iris Day) or the day of the parents in South Korea on May 8th, I still have to think about it. 😉
In this sense: freedom for the feet.