National Lumpy Rug Day - May 3
Fri, May 3, 2024

National Lumpy Rug Day

National Lumpy Rug Day is an annual American holiday that encourages us to take a more responsible approach to rug cleaning, but also gives us a great opportunity to upgrade our interiors with a new rug! What do we know about rugs? It is a woven product with a high density, for the manufacture of which different types of yarn are used. Carpets today are a huge number of varieties. Everyone is sure to find his or her own version! The holiday is celebrated on May 3.


The story of National Lumpy Rug Day is devoid of reliable data. Why do we need rugs? They help to add coziness to an interior and also make the floors more attractive. In addition, they make it much warmer to walk on the floor (assuming it’s not electrically heated).

Researchers say that the first carpets began to appear in Turkey, around 7000 BC. At that time carpets were made of very coarse cloth or other materials altogether. In fact, it was more of a floor covering than a separate decorative element.

The most beautiful and exquisite roofs have long been made in Persia. Even then they began to resemble modern versions. Today the first place in the production of handmade carpets is in the Middle East (mainly in Iran). They are made from different kinds of yarn, additionally decorating with original patterns. Many countries have their own unique carpet paintings, which are even a part of common culture.

Interesting facts

  • The oldest archaeological find is the Pazyryk carpet, found in the Altai Territory. The approximate period of its origin is 450 BC.
  • Wool and acrylic are the most common materials used to create carpets.
  • A big disadvantage of carpets is a good ability to absorb dirt and debris. Quality cleaning of a woven product is possible at a dry cleaner. Vacuuming and a damp sponge allows you to remove dirt only from the top of it.

How to celebrate

Tune in today for a general cleaning, remembering to thoroughly clean your carpet. Visit specialty stores to purchase a new product that fully meets your needs. Upgrade your interior!

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Find out from users, which rugs do they like best?

When is National Lumpy Rug Day celebrated in 2023?

National Lumpy Rug Day is observed on May 3 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday May 3 2024
Saturday May 3 2025