National Argyle Day

Argyle is a pattern composed of lozenges or diamonds in a distinct arrangement. This design was originally derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell of Argyll, located in the western part of Scotland. Scottish Highlanders have worn these designs since the 17th century, and it is now a pattern enjoyed by people worldwide.

Why are we talking so much about argyle? Well, it’s because on January 8th, everyone is encouraged to celebrate National Argyle Day. It’s a good day to don an argyle sweater or a pair of socks and celebrate this holiday in style.

The History of National Argyle Day

While argyle has been worn since before the 17th century, it wasn’t until after WWI that it became popular in Great Britain and then, eventually, in the U.S. This popularity was partly due to Prince Edward, who wore argyle while golfing. That’s why this design has traditionally been associated with golfers and still is to this day.

Argyle became extremely popular during the 1980s and was worn by yuppies and preppies during that decade. It was so popular that it made its way into not only clothing but also thermoses, throw pillows, and blankets. Sometime in 2008, National Argyle Day was invented by Keely McAleer, although the circumstances under which she invented it are currently unknown.

Observing National Argyle Day

To observe this holiday, you must first decide whether you’re going all out by wearing argyle clothing for the day or whether you want to keep it simple by just wearing argyle socks.

While observing this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalArgyleDay so that you can spread the word about this holiday all over the internet.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 8 Monday
Next year (2025)
January 8 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
January 8 Sunday
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