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When is National Ugly Sweater Day in 2023?

National Ugly Sweater Day in 2023 is on the Friday, 15th of Dec (12/15/2023).

National Ugly Sweater Day is on the 349th day of 2023. There are 16 days left in the year.

National Ugly Sweater Day Facts

  • Date: Dec 15, 2023
  • Fun
  • Also Called: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
  • Celebrations: Partying, Shopping
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Most of our wardrobes are colorful except for one or two ugly jumpers we rarely wear. The third Friday of December gives Americans a chance to wear an ugly Christmas sweater. Were it not for this day, most of these sweaters would never be worn. On National Ugly Sweater Day also popularly known as National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, you can excuse yourself from the school uniform, corporate look or the office wear, and get to have fun wearing a Christmas themed sweater- whether ugly or not.

History of National Ugly Sweater Day

National Ugly Sweater Day has been in observance since the year 2011. Although the person who founded the day is unknown, we can all imagine it must have been a group of crazy aficionados.

The day was created to lighten up the busy holiday season by allowing the public to show off their absurdly ugly sweaters. Over the years, the holiday has gained popularity worldwide. People parade their unfashionable seasonal Christmas sweaters often embellished with Christmas puddings, Rudolph’s face and Frosty the Snowman.

National Ugly Sweater Day celebrations partnered with the Save the Children to give the day more and better meaning. The day has hence become a fundraising event that aims at raising charity funds to help vulnerable children across the globe.

How to Celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day

The simplest way to celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day is by cladding an ugly Christmas sweater. We all have that knitted sweater that grandma knitted for you, but you don’t like it. National Ugly Sweater Day is the best time to wear it without feeling embarrassed about it. After all, everyone will be wearing similar ugly sweaters.

What if you cannot find any ugly sweater in the wardrobe? Grab any sweater or cardigan with an animal or cartoon-themed characters. It could be snowmen, kittens, mice, elves or reindeer. Remember, if it has ridiculous colors that clash, the better.

You can also make an ugly sweater for yourself. Bedazzle an old sweater, add embroidery holiday motifs and put up the shoulder pads for some 80s flair.

Another great way to observe the day is by hosting an ugly sweater party. Have your guests wear ugly sweaters and award the one with the ugliest sweater. While at it, have the guests contribute to charity by giving money or other material donations.

Remember to share your ugly sweater photos with friends on social media via the hashtag #NationalUglySweaterDay.

When Did Ugly Sweater Enter The Public Domain?

Before the launch of National Ugly Sweater Day in 2011, the ugly sweater was already a household name. In the 1980s, The Cosby Show introduced the ugly sweater memes. Several leading actors in the show were portrayed as characters that had an awful fashion sense. The concept drastically brought to the market a trend of ugly sweaters for both men and women.

Why Celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

The holiday season can be busy and quite overwhelming. It often leaves us fatigued and feeling uninspired by life. The best way to alleviate your mood is by celebrating National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. The day gives us an opportunity to make use of Christmas sweaters and cardigans that we never wear on regular days.

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day also allows us to be creative. In the case where you have no ugly Christmas sweater in your wardrobe, you are forced to either buy or make one. If you decide to go by the latter, then your creativity is put into test. Some companies and organizations have a culture of allowing employees to make their ugly sweaters for the celebrations. This proves that employees are dynamic and have more critical qualities than just the roles they occupy in the company.

We also celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day as a way of giving to charity. Fundraising events are conducted throughout the country on this day, and the proceeds used to provide a better life for needy children.

National Ugly Sweater Day Observances


List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year's Day Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Memorial Day
MondayMonJun 19, 2023Jun 19Juneteenth
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Columbus Day
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas

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ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 11, 2023Jul 11Amazon Prime Day
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FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
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FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
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