National Button Day is celebrated on November 16 of every year. National Button Day is a celebration of buttons, button makers, and button collectors. The Button is a small fastener made of plastic to secure two pieces of fabric together. The buttons are often attached to the articles of clothing, but they can also be used on things like bags and wallets. If you think the buttons doesn’t deserve a day, then think about life without buttons. Hence it is a special day to honour the makers of the Button and enjoy the day by collecting some Buttons.
History of National Button Day
National Button Society, founded in 1938 created National Button Day to collect some innovative buttons and to make some handmade crafts with those buttons. The size of the buttons may vary according to their uses. The buttons in Shirts are generally small and spaced close together. The buttons on the coat are larger and spaced further apart. The size of the buttons is measured in lines (1inch=40linges). The buttons for men are always on the right side of the shirt as they always tend to dress and most of the men’s are right-handed. For Women, the buttons are on the left side as they rely on maids to help dress them and it is always easier for the servant to button from the other side.
Other Celebrations on November 16
November 16 is also celebrated as
- National Fast Food Day
- International Day for Tolerance
- Have a Party with Your Bear Day
- Guinness World Record Day
- Use Less Stuff Day
- Beaujolais Nouveau Day
- Social Enterprise Day
How to Celebrate National Button Day
The best way to celebrate the day is by collecting some buttons from old clothes. It can be used to repair the clothes which lost their button. Buttons are also a great source for craft ideas. With buttons, create some cute gadgets like picture frames, clocks, lampshades, purses, bags, headbands, costume jewellery, and much more. Then you can present those gadgets to your loved ones. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about the day by using the hashtag #NationalButtonDay.
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