Events and National Days happening on 8 January

NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY

National Argyle Day takes place annually on 8 January. The argyle pattern comes from the tartan of Clan Campbell, which originated in Argyll in western Scotland. While this pattern was used by members of Clan Campbell for kilts and plaids, the argyle pattern has been worn in the form of patterned socks by various clans in Scotland from the 17th century.

After WWI, the pattern became popular first in Britain and then in the United States because of its association with the Duke of Windsor. The Duke used the argyle pattern for his golf clothing, incorporating it for both his jerseys as well as the long socks that were commonly used as part of golf costumes during that period. Since then, argyle has been adopted by other golf enthusiasts.

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