Calendar of Textile Events

Here is a calendar of some of the major textile events that happen throughout the year, and a few extra events just for fun!  If I could find an official page or organization, I linked to it.

There are several websites that share these Days of Celebrations.  My favorite one is National Today — they don’t blast you with ads, and for each day, you can scroll down to see a little history of the day, and some suggestions of fun or thoughtful ways to celebrate.

National Hobby Month January
Public Domain Day January 1
Roc Day January 7
National Hat Day January 15
National Embroidery Month February
Festival of Broken Needles (Japan) February 8 (also Dec. 8 in some regions)
National Umbrella Day February 10
Valentines Day February 14
Make a Blanket Day (date changes) February 19, 2022
National Craft Month March
National Crochet Month March
Dolls Day (Japan) March 3
National Dress Day March 4
Birthday of Isabella Beeton, author of Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management March 12
Holi (Color Festival) (date changes) March 17, 2022
Worldwide Quilting Day (date changes) March 20, 2022
World Poetry Day March 21, 2022
National Decorating Month April
International Pillow Fight Day (date changes) April 2, 2022
National Tartan Day April 6
National Laundry Day April 15
World Book Night April 23, 2022
National Zipper Day April 29
Star Wars Day May 4 (May the Fourth be with you!)
Lost Sock Memorial Day May 9
National Towel Day, celebrating the importance of towels as noted by sci-fi author Douglas Adams. May 25
National Creativity Day May 30
Wear A Dress Day (date changes) June 1
National Tailors Day (date changes) June 2, 2022
National Sewing Machine Day June 13
Birthday of Joseph Marie Charles dit Jacquard July 7
Doll Day (USA) July 7, 2022
Fashion Day July 9
National Tape Measure Day July 14
National Thread the Needle Day July 25
National Thrift Shop Day August 17
National Secondhand Wardrobe Day August 25
World Distance Learning Day August 31
National Sewing Month September
Birthday of Mary E. Black , author of The Key to Weaving September 18
National Backpack Awareness Day 3rd Wed in Sept
National Alpaca Farm Days (US and Canada) (date changes) September 24-25, 2022
International Lace Day September 24, 2022
National Book Month October
National Lace Day October 1, 2022
World Card Making Day October 1, 2022
National Spinning and Weaving Week (date changes) October 3 – 9, 2022
Wool Week (UK) (date changes)  October, dates not yet on website
Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day November 15
   (and plan for Thanksgiving) Thanksgiving menu from 1905
Pins and Needles Day November 27
and have a Pin Party Pin Party from 1905