National Lumpy Rug Day

National Lumpy Rug Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on May 3rd and is a holiday that’s observed in one of two different ways by people observing it. The first way is to look at all of the things that we have proverbially “swept under the rug” and take the time to deal with them now.

The second way is to take the time to look at a rug in your house and then get it cleaned. If the rug is too lumpy, then this is the perfect day to toss it out and to get a new one.

Amazing Facts About Rugs

There is probably nothing in your home that’s more ignored than the rug on your floor. It’s something that sits there day in and day out and not one gives it much thought. That’s why we’ve decided to list some facts about rugs that we think everyone can probably appreciate. Let’s look at them below.

  • It’s believed that people have been weaving rugs for as long as 9,000-years.
  • The earliest rug discovered was the Pazyrk Carpet. It was discovered in 1949 in Siberia and dates back to the 5th century B.C.
  • Cavemen used animal skins to insulate their homes.
  • In some cultures, rugs were used as saddles.
  • Ancient rugs were usually hand-knotted.
  • During the late 19th century, the city of Dalton, Georgia became the Carpet Capital of the World.

Observing National Lumpy Rug Day

On this day, we encourage everyone who has unaddressed issues to face up to them and get them solved. While sweeping things under the rug might seem like a good strategy, the fact of the matter is that it never works out, so get those issues taken care of before they become something more difficult to handle.

Another way to celebrate this holiday is to have a rug cleaned or if it’s too far gone, to have it replaced. While you’re observing this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalLumpyRugDay to spread the word about this holiday around the Internet.

When is it?
This year (2023)
May 3 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
May 3 Friday
Last year (2022)
May 3 Tuesday
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