Argyle Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, January 8th. There are until the next observance.

National Argyle Day is observed yearly on January 8 to urge us to demonstrate our affection for the pattern inherited from Clan Campbell’s tartan of Argyll in western Scotland. The pattern is made up of overlapping diamond and lozenge motifs and is commonly used in sock patterns and garment designs. Did you know that the argyle pattern has been used by Scottish Highlanders in kilts, plaids, and patterned socks since the 17th century? Since the end of World War I, skilled knitters have been making socks with diamond-shaped patches of different colors on a solid background.

📆 When is Argyle Day?

This year, Argyle Day is on January 8th. It is the 2nd Sunday in January; in 2024, it is on Monday.

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Did you know: Since 1880, the name Argyle has been the first name of 142 people in the United States and the surname of almost 1,000 others.

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📜 History of Argyle Day

Argyle is a stylistic pattern derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell, a clan from the county of Argyll in western Scotland. Since the 17th century, Scottish Highlanders have worn the pattern design in kilts, plaids, and patterned socks.

One of the reasons they became so famous was because Prince Edward, later known as the Duke of Windsor, began wearing them to golf. He was dressed in argyle jerseys, long socks, and slacks. Following World War I, designers saw a continuous interest in it as well as an even fresher method to represent its pattern in daily apparel accessories. It made a comeback as a fashion favorite in 2019, appearing on runways all over the world. Argyle demonstrates that diamonds are more than just a girl’s best friend!

Although the pattern is most generally associated with golf today, it has also appeared on the uniforms of other sports, including cycling, curling, and soccer. Sporting Kansas City’s third uniform for the 2013 season featured an argyle motif.

☑️ Argyle Day facts

Popular with shorts in the 1950s
Wearing long argyle socks with shorts was the height of fashion in the 1950s.

A sign of rebellion
Archibald Campbell was the only person in Scotland who stood up to Mary, so argyle became a sign of rebellion.

Diamonds in an Argyle mine
The Argyle diamond mine is massive, producing an average of 35 million carats each year until 2008.

Things to do on Argyle Day

Wear an argyle dress or socks
Wearing an argyle-patterned outfit to work or home is one way to celebrate Argyle Day! Whether the pattern complements your clothing or creates the trendy clashing of colors motif, go big or go home.

Drape it over your sofa
When draped over sofas or beds as a duvet, argyle can offer so much character to your house! Its “always in vogue” character makes it ideal for usage as a complement to the attractiveness of your house. If you really want to go all out, learn to knit or crochet an argyle design and impress yourself and your friends with your talent!

Share your favorite argyle pattern online
Wear your favorite argyle gear on Argyle Day and share it online. Put together a variety of patterns and colors that look good together to share on social media with the hashtag #NationalArgyleDay.

📅 Argyle Day Observances

2023 January 8 Sunday
2024 January 8 Monday
2025 January 8 Wednesday
2026 January 8 Thursday
2027 January 8 Friday

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