No Socks Day - May 8
Wed, May 8, 2024

No Socks Day

No Socks Day is an American holiday that encourages people to take off their socks and enjoy walking with bare feet. It is better to put this day to good use and walk barefoot not on a cold concrete floor, but on pebbles on the beach or on spring grass in the garden/meadow. Also worth remembering today is the history of socks. It is celebrated annually on May 8.


The creation of No Socks Day rests with the famous couple, Thomas and Ruth Roy, who have created dozens of interesting holidays. Socks today are an integral part of our outfit. They have 2 functions: to eliminate the possibility of foot rubbing against shoes and to keep our feet warm (especially important in cold weather). However, we often abandon them in the summer, wearing open shoes to be less hot.

The first socks appeared as early as the 8th century BC in ancient Greece. They were prickly because they were made of tangled wool. Closer to the beginning of our era, this article of clothing was a cloth that was wrapped around the foot and lower leg. In the 5th century A.D., socks were a privilege of the clergy. In the Middle Ages, socks could be found only in rich people. The manufacture of a knitting machine in the late 16th century by William Lee, brought the production of socks to an industrial level, and this article of clothing began to be provided for all segments of the population.

Interesting facts

  • Dermatologists say that walking barefoot is very useful. It is an excellent prevention of fungus and diaper rash that occurs between the toes.
  • Since the 17th century, when socks became popular, they were made of wool for ordinary people and satin silk for members of privileged society.
  • There is a superstition that sleeping in one sock can bring nightmares or strange dreams. Check it out!

How to celebrate

Buy a new pair of socks that day. Give them up for at least a few hours and let your feet feel the contact with the grass, the soil, or the floor.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, how often do they walk around without socks?

When is No Socks Day celebrated in 2024?

No Socks Day is observed on May 8 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 8 2024
Thursday May 8 2025

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