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National Flip Flop Day

Flip Flop Day

About National Flip Flop Day

When is National Flip Flop Day? Since 2023, This holiday is celebrated on the Friday after Memorial Day. This is a recent date change.

Summer is here. Okay, it technically arrives in a couple of days. This is the perfect day to celebrate National Flip Flop Day. It’s time to bare our toes to the sun. Ditch those sweaty, hard leather shoes, and even your comfortable sneakers, and slip into your flip flops. Wearing them is as much a summer tradition, as baseball, hot dogs, and going to the beach.

Speaking of the beach, where would you be without your flip flops? Leather shoes and sneakers just won’t do when strolling on the beach, ankle-deep in the surf. Easy to slip on and off, flip flops protect your feet from the blazing hot sand, as you walk across the beach in search of the perfect sunbathing spot with the gentle breeze.

Flip flops are a form of sandals. Ancient Egyptians wore sandals as far back as 4,000 B.C. So, we’ve been wearing this comfortable footwear for quite a while. Flip flops are simple and inexpensive, so much so, that many of us have several pairs. This is also a term of speech. For example, politicians are often known to “flip flop” on the issues, swayed into voting yea or nay, depending upon the voice of their constituents.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the creator of this day, holds a fundraiser on today for Camp Sunshine. For many years, customers who come into their cafe received a free Sunshine Smoothie. Customers are encouraged to donate to Camp Sunshine. This popular promotion was canceled during COVID. The company informed us they are no longer doing this promotion.

Flip Flop Trivia

Here’s some flip flop trivia to ponder as you walk across a sunny beach: 

  • Flip flops are made from a wide variety of materials, including rubber, vinyl, foam, cork, plastic, and polyurethane.
  • Originally, they were made of natural materials, including leather, palm leaves, papyrus, and animal hides.
  • There are several varieties. Thong varieties and slip-ons are the most popular. There are also platform, wedge, and decorative/designer styles. Brazil is considered the Flip Flop Capital of the World. In Brazil, they are called “Chinelos”.
  • Brazil owns the Guinness World Book record for the largest flip flop ever made. Created in 2019, it measured 30 feet long and weighed 4,700 pounds.

How to Celebrate National Flip Flop Day

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate National Flip Flop Day:

  • Participating in this special summer holiday is easy. Wear your flip flops! But, don’t forget the real reason behind this day, and donate to Camp Sunshine near you. 
  • Wear them all day everywhere you go.
  • Buy a couple of new pairs. They are inexpensive, so don’t buy just one.
  • Give a new pair to someone as a gift.
  • Make a fashion statement. Wear them as mismatched pairs. 

Today's Quote

“Marry a man your own age. As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.” – – Author Unknown

History and Origin of National Flip Flop Day

This special day was created in 2007 by Tropical Smoothie Cafe to celebrate its 10th anniversary. They use it as an annual fundraiser for Camp Sunshine.

In 2023, the Tropical Smoothie Cafe changed the date of this holiday from the third Friday in June to the Friday after Memorial Day.

There is no presidential proclamation, nor any documentation from the U.S. Congress, to support this as a true U.S. “National” day. The creators make no mention on their website, of any efforts to obtain official “National” status.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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