Millions of people around the world love to wear a soft and beautiful pair of socks. It’s an amazing invention to protect your feet from the sun and keep them cozy the whole day. A perfect invention for the winter months!

Wearing socks is the best way to keep your feet cozy and protected all the time. But do you know what? Socks could be annoying sometimes, especially in hot scorching summer. Yes, sometimes all you need is to let your feet free!

To give you that freedom, the fun holiday lovers have introduced a No Socks Day, which is a good opportunity to let your feet fly free.

No Socks Day is when people around the world enjoy the beautiful sand under their feet, enjoying music and share the best moments with their friends. This is the day to free your laundry from a pair of socks. Forget those Birkenstock and sock wearing fools of the Pacific Northwest, No Socks Day is your chance to let your feet fly free and your toes taste the tarmac. (Ok, we apologize for the alliteration, it happens sometimes).

However, when you come to think of it there is always a place for socks still on no sock day. You can put on a puppet show! Who says socks only belong on your feet? If you’re in need of something fun to do at home this May 8th, try putting your socks on your hands and creating your very own live puppet show. It’s a creative way to make your own fun whether it’s for your kids or for yourself. And don’t worry about looking silly, we promise not to judge!

Or, you could go down the cleaning route and use then to clean and dust around the entire house! Socks are perfect for cleaning hard to reach places in your house like blinds, the tops of cabinets and fireplaces. Just slide one onto your hand and get cleaning! And they’re easy enough to keep clean themselves after doing the work— just toss them in the laundry like you normally do.

Want to keep learning more? Well, keep reading, as we delve into the history of where No Socks Day originally came from.

History of No Socks Day

No Socks Day has a rather odd history when you come right down to it. No Sock Day was created by Thomas Roy and his wife and are now including in Chase’s Calendar of Events. Thomas Roy was an actor that was most recently seen in the film 12 Monkeys as a street preacher, and then again in 2009 The Answer Man, a dark comedy involving alcoholism and rehab.

However, despite its odd and rather dark past, as with many holidays like this one, it all comes down essentially to having fun. Their histories are all different and all represent different ideas and explanations as to what you can do on No Socks Day, but essentially having fun is normally the main idea behind it! No Socks Day is just one of the many holidays included in its August pages and is your opportunity to let your feet fly free over the soil and grass and stones of the whole wild world.

How to celebrate No Socks Day

Well, celebrating No Socks Day is pretty simple. You simply head out into the world with your feet unbound, unfettered, unimprisoned by the impertinence of cloth. Wear them in boots if you like, or set them truly free to walk upon the ground without anything betwixt them and the good earth. Fly across the sand in flip-flops or sandals, or just enjoy the plush feel of the carpet on your feet as you walk through your home.

Whenever do you get the chance and are told to let your feet free? Never, right? So, use this day to celebrate and let your feet be free! Unlock them from the prison of socks, and have a ton of fun! No Socks Day truly is a day of liberation for feet everywhere, so let those feet loose and breathe for a change from the hustle and bustle and being stuck inside stuffy shoes.

If you want even more ideas, here are some quick-fire ideas to utilize this toe freeing day to its fullest!

  • Why not walk barefoot on sand and dip your feet in water to enjoy nature?
  • Get your partner with you to a favorite place and add matching footsteps with him/her.
  • Let your feet be free and enjoy a pedicure.
  • Maybe you don’t have open-toed shoes? Why not buy a brand new pair at this No Socks Day?
  • Dance barefoot with your friends!

Everyone’s free to enjoy this silly day at its fullest, all ten of their toes! So, have fun, and unwind and let your toes free whatever you decide to do on an actual day! Have a fun No Socks Day!

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Every May 8th
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Ruth & Thomas Roy of Wellcat.com

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