National Red Mitten Day is celebrated in Canada on November 21st. On this date, everyone can buy a red mitten and support athletes at the Olympic Games. The tradition has firmly settled in the hearts of the locals and is not going to disappear! Well, we are only happy – join the celebration!
National Day was launched in 2017 by Hudson’s Bay Company. This is the oldest corporation not only in North America, but throughout the world: its activities began in the 17th century. The first mittens made were stylized as the Canadian flag – they were red and with a maple leaf (it is a symbol of the state). In 2010, the Olympic Games were held in the city on the west coast – Vancouver. Athletes who took part in the competitions wore them with pleasure, so the popularity of the products was at a high level!
The company was a resounding success: they calculated the profit from sales and really could boast of it. It is noteworthy that the founders donated part of the amount to the Olympic Committee. Today, charity still operates: if you purchase an accessory in Hudson Bay, the funds will go to the needs of Olympians and coaches.
Did you know that mittens:
- appeared on the territory of Latvia – many researchers talk about this. The country is rich in ancient traditions associated with the product;
- until 1589 they were made by hand, but William Lee, an English priest, came up with a knitting machine. This has become a real revolution in needlework!;
- the modern look is diverse: colors, shapes, fabrics … Despite the fact that there are gloves, people opt for an accessory saturated with antiquity;
- may have a valve – this type is used by hunters for comfortable shooting.
How to celebrate
Support athletes – buy mittens from the company! Tell your friends about the events so they know about National Red Mitten Day and join the celebration. Take a photo of the mittens and post it on social media!
When is National Red Mitten Day celebrated in 2022?
National Red Mitten Day is observed on November 21 each year.