National Cherish An Antique Day

Antiques are things that connect us with the past. It doesn’t matter if it’s antique coins, furniture, or some other item that was crafted years ago. They allow us to be a part of a different time period or to view the craftsmanship of artisans who lived years before we were born.

Sometimes it’s just cool to own something that is unbelievably old. And there’s absolutely no better way to add a little bit of class to a room than to add one or more antiques to it. We think it’s important to not just own antiques, however, but to cherish them as well. That’s why we think that anyone who owns antiques should observe Cherish An Antique Day on April 9th of every year.

Interesting Facts About Antiques

Below are some facts that we’ve learned about antiques during the course of our research. We think that anyone celebrating this holiday is going to appreciate the facts that we were able to dust off and present to everyone reading about Cherish an Antique Day.

  • In 1979, Antiques Roadshow debuted in the United Kingdom.
  • The American version of Antiques Roadshow started in 1997.
  • The most expensive antique ever sold was a Pinner Qing Dynasty Vase that sold in the UK for £53,000,000.
  • New Market, Maryland has been called the Antiques Capital of Maryland.

Observing Cherish An Antique Day

This day is best observed by taking the time to appreciate an antique that you might have in your home. Don’t have one? If you don’t, then this holiday is also a good day to visit an antique shop or dealer and see what they’re offering. While you’re shopping for the best antiques, be sure to use the hashtag #CherishAnAntiqueDay to spread the word about this holiday all over the place.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 9 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
April 9 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
April 9 Sunday
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