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When is National Ugly Sweater Day in 2024?

National Ugly Sweater Day in 2024 is on the Friday, 20th of Dec (12/20/2024).

National Ugly Sweater Day is on the 355st day of 2024. There are 11 days left in the year.

National Ugly Sweater Day Facts

  • Date: Dec 20, 2024
  • 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 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
SundaySunMar 31, 2024Mar 31Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJun 19, 2024Jun 19Juneteenth
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day