National Flip Flop Day
Comfortable «breathable» shoes are part of comfortable life, amazing National Flip-flop Day is celebrated. Event reminds of summer breeze, fresh sea air and gentle beach, long-awaited vacation, walks along coast. Be ready on June 17.
Origin of flip-flop refers to everyday life of people of Ancient Egypt civilization. «Ancestors» are considered to be sandals worn by Egyptians. This is evidenced by preserved artifacts. Ancient Romans and Greeks wore shoes, providing with strap located between fingers. There is analog of flip-flop in Ancient India. Modern models emphasize belonging to informal style.
Funny holiday is celebrated on third Friday of first summer month.
- Vintage flip-flop had sole was created from leather/wood. It was sturdy, durable shoe, comfortable to wear.
- In 20th century, post-war Japan faced economic difficulties. In order to reduce costs, stabilize economy, country turned to using of cheap natural materials. The rubber became basis for production of sandals.
- In the US, flip-flop appeared when the US military arrived from Japan after end of World War II.
Modern fashionable flip-flop from famous designers are worn by popular artists at ceremonies, social events covered by press.
How to celebrate
Buy a new pair of flip-flops; pick up stylish light outfit for shoes. Take photo of purchase separately, create summer photo session. Go to summer restaurant. Establishments on sunny holiday organize incentive promotions: guests came to flip-flop get free drink! Psychologists encourage presence of flip-flop in seasonal wardrobe. Light movement gives birth to freedom of thought!
When is National Flip Flop Day celebrated in 2022?
National Flip Flop Day is observed on the third Friday in June.