National Flip Flop Day - June
Fri, Jun 21, 2024

National Flip Flop Day

Comfortable, breathable shoes are part of the good life. The amazing National Flip-flop Day is celebrated on the third Friday in June. The event reminds one of the summer breeze, fresh sea air at the beach, a long-awaited vacation, and walks along the coast.

The History

Flip-flops originated in Ancient Egypt, with the sandals worn by Egyptians. This is evidenced by preserved artifacts. Ancient Romans and Greeks wore shoes with a strap located between the toes. There was also an analog of the flip-flop in Ancient India. Modern models emphasize an informal style.

Interesting Facts

This fun holiday is celebrated on the third Friday of the first summer month.

  1. Vintage flip-flops had soles made of leather or wood. They were sturdy, durable, and comfortable to wear.
  2. In the 20th century, post-war Japan faced economic difficulties. To reduce costs and stabilize the economy, the country turned to the use of cheap natural materials. Rubber became the basis for sandal production.
  3. In the US, flip-flops appeared when the US military returned from Japan after the 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 2024?

National Flip Flop Day is observed on the third Friday in June.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday June 21 2024
Friday June 20 2025
Friday June 19 2026
Friday June 18 2027
Friday June 16 2028
Friday June 15 2029

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