National Flannel Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to flannel. This fabric is quite popular today. Most often you can find checkered flannel shirts, which have long won the love of millions of people. The holiday is celebrated on February 10th.
There is no reliable information about the appearance of flannel. It is believed that this fabric began to spread in Wales in the 16th century. It was called Welsh cotton, but this name was not true, as it was made from coarse wool.
In the 19th century, flannel was actively produced in Wales on an industrial scale. The fabric was used during the Civil War to make undershirts. Flannel was a very durable material, which ensured the wear resistance of the garments produced. In the 1900s, flannel trousers became popular. They are especially popular among cricket and other sports players. During the World Wars, flannel was also heavily used to make undershirts and jacket linings.
National Flannel Day was born in the 2000s to pay homage to this fabric, which is still bought today.
- Flannel is used for the manufacture of baby diapers, as the fabric is characterized by hypoallergenic properties.
- Flannel is great for cold weather. The fabric retains heat well and quickly warms. Things made of this fabric are extremely pleasant to the touch due to small villi on the surface.
How to celebrate
On National Flannel Day, go to the store and buy a flannel item if you don’t already have one! Create an image for yourself with things made from this fabric. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of flannel online.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users if they like flannel and how often they wear it?
When is National Flannel Day celebrated in 2023?
National Flannel Day is observed on February 10 each year.