National Cherish an Antique Day - April 9
Tue, Apr 9, 2024

National Cherish an Antique Day

National Cherish an Antique Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to cherishing antiques. Old things are not just a relic of the past, but a historical memory in tangible form. Looking at a collection of antiques you can feel the atmosphere of bygone eras and see how society evolved. The holiday is celebrated on April 9.


There are no details about the creation of National Cherish an Antique Day. It was probably decided by enterprising antique collectors to raise public awareness of historical relics and show their value to society.

The history of collecting antiques begins in the 16th century, when many wealthy people in Europe and England began to collect rare things from different eras. Antiques inherently represent the old things that were originally of great value and have not lost it today. These include furniture, paintings, books, weapons and the like. Gradually the number of collectors increased, and prices of antiques were growing. By the 19th century there were large-scale battles for antiques, which the most famous collectors wanted to buy or get by any means to put in their collection.

Today we celebrate this day, not paying attention to the market value of things, we talk about antiques as important historical information, which should be treated with the utmost care.

Interesting facts

  • The Qing dynasty vase is one of the most expensive antique objects. It was sold at auction for $53 million.
  • Many kings of past centuries were lovers of collections. Researchers note that rulers loved to collect exquisite Venetian mirrors.
  • The most expensive antique collections mostly consist of paintings or weapons.

How to celebrate

Visit antiques shows to get a closer look at valuable antiques. Learn about the largest antique collections on the Internet.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they have any vintage items that could be considered antique?

When is National Cherish an Antique Day celebrated in 2024?

National Cherish an Antique Day is observed on April 9 each year.


Tuesday April 9 2024
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