Moreholidays April Tweed Day


Tweed Day


When is Tweed Day? This holiday is always observed on April 3

Tweed Day, an April 3 holiday is today. This holiday celebrates one of two things. Either it celebrates the warm, fashionable woolen clothing that originated in Scotland. Seemingly always in fashion, Tweed keeps you warm and looks good, too. It should come as no surprise to learn that tweed is more popular in the north, and not often worn in the south. Or it celebrates the birthday of Boss Tweed, a corrupt New York City politician.

William Magear “Boss” Tweed, was born on April 3, 1823. Boss Tweed was a politician from NYC. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a NY State Senator. His claim to fame was being convicted of graft and corruption, for stealing millions of dollars from NYC. Our problem with this theory is why a special day for a convicted crook!?

We’d like to believe that Tweed Day celebrates Tweed suits. Conversely, do we really want to celebrate the birth date of a crook??? We’ll let you make the call.

Definition of Tweed: Originating in Scotland, this material is a thick woolen, twill-style. It is used to make jackets, suits, and slacks.  

How to Celebrate Tweed Day

Here are a few ways you can participate in this day:

  • Wearing something tweed from your wardrobe is an absolute must today.
  • But better still, buy a new tweed outfit and wear it today.
  • Read about William Marcy Tweed.

Today's Quote

“I think it is possible for ordinary  people to choose to be extraordinary.” – – Elon Musk

History and Origin of Tweed Day

We did not find the creator nor the origin of this day. Most likely, a tailor or someone or a group in the clothing industry created it.

We are certain the date recognizes the birthday of William Marcy Tweed, a 19th-century politician who was also known as Boss Tweed. He was born on April 3, 1823.

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