National Lace Day

The decorative openwork web known as lace has been around since the 16th century. Since its creation, it has adorned the robes of nobles and aristocrats, merchants and musicians, and now, even the common person. It speaks of elegance, grace, and beauty.

It is still made by hand, even to this day, and is a decorative touch that is nothing short of artistic. That’s why we’re going to celebrate this material with a holiday known as National Lace Day. This holiday is observed on October 1st and encourages everyone to celebrate lace in all its glory.

The History of National Lace Day

No one really knows who invented lace, but most historians believe they know when it was made. It was likely first created during the 16th century, although pinning down a precise location as to where it developed might be hard to identify exactly.

That’s because it likely developed in several different locations at the same time. It probably developed both in Asia and Europe simultaneously.

Some Fun Lace Facts

No article about National Lace Day would be complete without taking a few minutes to talk about the star of the show: lace. So we did a little bit of research and came up with the following list of fun lace facts. Let’s take a look at them before continuing on.

  • Cotton, silk, and linen threads are often used to create lace nowadays.
  • The word lace comes from the Latin word “laqueus,” which means to ensnare.
  • Some of the types of lace commonly available include whitework lace, knotted lace, and bobbin lace.

Observing National Lace Day

This is a day to wear lace, celebrate lace, and if the mood strikes you, make lace. National Lace Day is a holiday of style, elegance, and grace. It’s a day to organize lace embroidery competitions, visit a flea market or secondhand store to get some vintage lace, or throw a fashion show featuring the latest lace designs.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 1 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 1 Sunday
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