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National Flip Flop Day
Comfortable, breathable shoes are part of the good life. The amazing National Flip-flop Day is celebrated on June 17. The event reminds one of the summer breeze, fresh sea air at the beach, a long-awaited vacation, and walks along the coast.
Flip-flops originated in Ancient Egypt, with the sandals worn by Egyptians. This is evidenced by preserved artifacts. Ancient Romans and Greeks wore shoes, provided with a strap located between toes. There was an analog of the flip-flop in Ancient India. Modern models emphasize informal style.
This funny holiday is celebrated on the third Friday of the first summer month.
- Vintage flip-flops had a sole that was made of leather or wood. It was a sturdy, durable shoe, and comfortable to wear.
- In the 20th century, post-war Japan faced economic difficulties. In order to reduce costs and stabilize the economy, the country turned to using of cheap natural materials. The rubber became the basis for sandal production.
- In the US, flip-flop appeared when the US military returned from Japan after end of World War II.
Modern fashionable flip-flops from famous designers are worn by popular artists at ceremonies and social events covered by the press.
How to take part
Buy a new pair of flip-flops; pick out a stylish light outfit that goes with the shoes. Take a photo of the purchase separately, or create a summer photo session. Go to a summer restaurant. Establishments on this sunny holiday organize incentive promotions: guests arriving in flip-flops get a free drink! Psychologists encourage the presence of flip-flops in one’s 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.