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National Lost Sock Memorial Day – sounds ridiculous, but holiday exists, as everyone has lost one sock at least once. It’s unimaginable how socks can get lost in the apartment.


Socks were made many centuries ago. Nowadays, it’s one of the most popular items: men, women, children, even dogs wear them. People come up a lot of jokes, buy them as a gift, choose non-standard models. But exact version of National Lost Sock Day appearance is unknown.

People experience real confusion, even suffering when they cannot find right pair in a box. Gray, black, white, red, blue sock. Where are their pairs? It’s unlikely they will ever be found. So Memorial Day was created in honor of the gone socks. There’is a version the first such event passed not long after the first socks were created. In a week, happy owner of warm woolen pair couldn’t find 1 sock.

Interesting Facts

What interesting things do we know about socks?

  1. The first pair was created in the 8th century BC.
  2. There’s a company in Poland solving complex problems. One of them is called the Lost Socks Calculator.
  3. According to survey, every month a person loses 1-2 socks.

On this day everyone can do useful things using remaining socks: stuffed toys, potholders, dog clothes, warmers, pet pillow.

When is National Lost Sock Memorial Day celebrated in 2022?

National Lost Sock Memorial Day is observed on May 9 each year.