National Argyle Day is an annual fun celebration observed on January 8th of every year. The first thing that pops up when it comes to Argyle or Argyll is the socks and sweaters of argyle style or pattern. Of course, this diamond designs in different patterns are also used in various other things like in the vests, golf suits, etc. The argyle pattern has been derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll. The Scottish Highlanders are wearing it (known as “tartan hose”) since at least from the 17th century as Argyle is used for kilts and plaids, and from the patterned socks. National Argyle Day celebrates and honours these Argyle patterns with a special Day in the calendar.
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History of National Argyle Day
The origin, history, and the founder of the National Argyle Day are still a mystery. There is no specific mention of the official date and the year since it this Day has been celebrated. Even though many things remain anonymous, Argyle pattern is still being celebrated. Argyle is a diamonds or lozenges pattern derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland. The pattern was a popular thing in the 17th century with the Scottish Highlanders as they have used it as socks, kilts and plaids.
Soon after World War I, Argyle knitwear has become fashionable clothing in Great Britain and the USA. Argyle is a word that refers to an individual diamond in the design, but more commonly it refers to the overall pattern. One could see the layers of overlapping motifs, an overlay of intercrossing diagonal lines on the solid diamonds and thus showing a sense of three-dimensionality, movement, and texture.
Other Celebrations on January 8
January 8 is also celebrated as
- National JoyGerm Day
- Show & Tell At Work Day
- Earths Rotation Day
- National Bubble Bath Day
- Poetry At Work Day
How to Celebrate National Argyle Day
The best way to celebrate the National Argyle Day is to wear clothes with an Argyle pattern. It may range from wearing a sweater and socks which has argyle pattern. Make yourself look argyle on the cold winter months. You can even organize a party in your home with argyle-themed decorations. Ask your friends and family to join the party with suits designed in argyle designs. To be more creative, you can even knit a dress with your argyle designs and patterns using different colour threads. You can share your argyle-themed pictures on social media using the hashtag #ArgyleDay.