Count Your Buttons Day - October 21
Fri, Oct 21, 2022

Count Your Buttons Day

Count Your Buttons Day takes place on October 21 and brings together button lovers! They accompany everywhere: on trousers, jackets, shirts, jeans… They all differ in type, size, color. Learn a little more and join the celebration!


We have not found the founder of the holiday, but we believe that he will someday make himself felt. It remains to be guessed whether it was a collector or a person who simply admires them. Buttons appeared almost together with clothes: they did not immediately become familiar, but they did an excellent job with the main function.

The history of buttons is rich, from the earliest shell-shaped buttons to sophisticated designer buttons. The first buttonholes appeared in Germany in the 13th century – the event became a real sensation! There were clothes in which they were used, people wore them with pleasure. During the Industrial Revolution, buttons were again made at home. Later, special equipment appeared.

In the 20th century, buttons became commonplace: they were sold in stores, used in almost all clothes. It is noteworthy that famous designers prefer buttons. The same lightning is not considered a reliable invention.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • in the Victorian era there were scented buttons soaked in oils;
  • button collectors are called phylobutonists;
  • products in history served as an identification mark and were different for, for example, a watchman and a chancellor;
  • in England, 100 years ago, girls collected buttons: when their number became 999, it was believed that fate should meet on this day.

How to celebrate

Celebrate the holiday with fun: count the buttons in the entire wardrobe – what is the number? In addition, it is so easy to make sure that every thing is in order and does not require repair. Learn the types of buttons – there are many! It’s time to start collecting: trade with friends, look for rare items. You can bake a cake on this day and make it in the shape of a button!

When is Count Your Buttons Day celebrated in 2022?

Count Your Buttons Day is observed on October 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 21 2022
Saturday October 21 2023
Monday October 21 2024
Tuesday October 21 2025
Wednesday October 21 2026

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