Happy National Lost Sock Memorial Day

Today is National Lost Sock Memorial Day. We celebrate this special day by remembering the many socks that have mysteriously disappeared from our laundry rooms. Additionally, today is about celebrating our socks that have managed to stick together as well. This might sound funny to you, but I have a bunch of mismatched socks. How about you?


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National Lost Sock Day has been celebrated in the United States for some time, no one knows for sure when it originated, and other countries have picked up the tradition.

Check out the list below to get some ideas of what to do with your single socks.

  • Potpourri Holders
  • Cat Toys
  • Sock Puppets
  • Icepack Covers
  • Dusting Glove
  • Cleaning Rag
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Hacky Sack
  • Stress Ball
  • Bean Bag
  • Hot Pack
  • Packing Material
  • Whiteboard Eraser
  • Polisher

Can’t decide what to do to celebrate?
Wear mismatched socks.

Fun Facts About National Lost Sock Memorial Day

  • The average person may lose approximately 1,264 socks over their lifetime.
  • The ancient Greeks first invented socks in the 8th century and used animal hair to create them.
  • In 2009, the British lost sock company, Blacksocks, launched a campaign to create a global Lost Sock Memorial Day.
  • The phrase “sock it to me” was popularized by the 1960s TV show “Laugh-In.”
  • In Japan, there is a trend called “ikemeso danshi” or “good-looking men crying,” where men are hired to come to your home and console you over lost socks.


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