On the first Friday of October, an interesting holiday awaits us – Plaidurday! It is dedicated not only to the beautiful plaid, but also to everyone who treats it with warmth and tenderness. The plaid has had a significant impact on history, and has remained close to people throughout the ages, providing comfort and warmth on rainy and gloomy days. For that, we give thanks.
Scientists believe that the plaid originated in the 6th-8th centuries BC, or even earlier. Evidence has been found in the territories of Austria, China, and Scandinavia. The 16th century brought it real popularity, as it was used in art and cultural fashion. By the beginning of 1800, the plaid had become particularly associated with the Scottish royal family.
The holiday originated rather unusually. Man Bugsy Sailor went to work wearing a blanket, which offended his colleagues. They laughed at him, and then resorted to violence – however, the beaten Bugsy came up with the idea of creating a day dedicated to wearing a plaid. He was not even angry at his offenders, but instead thanked them for giving him the idea. In 2010, the holiday was formed, and a year later it was celebrated officially. It brings together people from all over the world who share a love for the plaid, just like Sailor.
Did you know that:
- the highlanders would wear a plaid and wrap themselves in it to protect from bad weather;
- English aristocrats considered a house to be indecent if it did not have a plaid;
- plaids are present in all their glory on the canvases of old masters;
- girls used the detail as a background to appear more elegant and attractive;
- the trend is still popular and relevant today.
How to take part
To partake in Plaidurday, you can wear plaid shirts, give plaid items to others, and discuss the most relevant colors on social networks. Fashion may change hourly, but love for the plaid remains. Share the story of the plaid with the younger generation, so they can pass it on to their children.
When is Plaidurday celebrated in 2023?
Plaidurday is observed on the first Friday in October each year.