National Graduation Tassel Day

National Graduation Tassel Day is a holiday observed annually on May 17th that does more than just honor the tassel on the caps of those graduating from school. It celebrates the achievements of students’ graduations.

These students deserve all the praise they can get on this day. After all, they have spent years of hard work and made a ton of sacrifices to realize their dream and graduate from school. I think that achievement is worth celebrating, so let’s all take the time to observe this holiday every time it rolls around on the calendar.

The History of National Graduation Tassel Day

This holiday was created by Tassel Depot in 2018. As you probably learned from the name of this company, they are a company that sells graduation tassels—as well as a variety of other items. Since its creation, an increasing number of people have celebrated this holiday.

Amazing and Fun Facts About Tassels

Let’s go over a few cold, hard facts about tassels. We think the following tassel facts will be enlightening to everyone reading today.

  • While tassels have been made for hundreds of years, it was the French during the 16th century who really perfected the art.
  • Tassels are not only used on graduation caps but can also be found on cushions, carpets, and other objects.
  • People in the Middle East often wear tassels on head coverings to drive away evil spirits.
  • The word ‘tassel’ comes from an Old French word that refers to a clasp found on clothing.
  • The graduation caps that have tassels on them are generally known as mortarboards.

Observing National Graduation Tassel Day

On this holiday, take the time to congratulate someone who is graduating from school. It doesn’t matter if they’re graduating from elementary school, middle school, high school, or college. It’s also a good day to post pictures of your graduation photos online using the hashtag #GraduationTasselDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 17 Friday
Next year (2025)
May 17 Saturday
Last year (2023)
May 17 Wednesday
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