National Flip Flop Day
About National Flip Flop Day
When is National Flip Flop Day? This holiday is always celebrated on the third Friday in June
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.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the creator of this day, holds a fundraiser on today for Camp Sunshine. Customers who come into their cafe today, receive a free Sunshine Smoothie. Customers are encouraged to donate to Camp Sunshine. This popular promotion was canceled during COVID, but hopefully will return soon.
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.
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History and Origin of National Flip Flop Day
This special day was originally created in 2007 by Tropical Smoothie Cafe to celebrate its 10th anniversary. They use it as an annual fundraiser for Camp Sunshine.
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.
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