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International Saree Day

Show your appreciation of culture and beauty with International Saree Day - don a dazzling saree and dazzle the world!
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Mark your calendars for December 21st – it's International Saree Day! This special day celebrates the traditional garment worn by women in India and around the world. A saree is a long piece of cloth that is draped around the body, usually paired with a blouse and petticoat underskirt. Its beauty comes from its many colors, intricate embroidery, and unique designs. The saree dates back thousands of years, with references to them as early as 2800 BCE in Hindu texts. So put on your best saree and join us in celebrating this timeless garment on International Saree Day!

History of International Saree Day

International Saree Day Dates

International Saree Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2800 BCE</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Earliest Saree References</div><div class='timeline-text'>Early references to the saree-like garment appear in Hindu texts, suggesting its existence and usage in ancient India.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>300 BCE</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Saree Depictions in Art</div><div class='timeline-text'>Artworks from the Mauryan Empire depict women wearing draped garments resembling the modern saree.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1200s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Saree Weaving Industry</div><div class='timeline-text'>The handloom industry for weaving sarees flourished in various regions of India during medieval periods.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s - 1940s </div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Influence of British Colonial Rule</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sarees were modified under British influence, integrating Victorian styles and techniques into traditional saree designs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Saree in Indian Cinema</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sarees became popular and globally recognized through Indian cinema, particularly in Bollywood films.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of International Saree Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Saree Day was established to celebrate this traditional garment, promoting its cultural significance worldwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Saree Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Wear a saree</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a beautiful saree and put it on. Get creative with it, accessorize it with jewelry, pair it with a colorful blouse, and wear it proudly.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn how to drape a saree</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a tutorial online and learn how to drape a saree. It's an art form that is very special, and it is even more special when you can do it all by yourself.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a saree party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a saree party! Ask everyone to bring their favorite sarees and have fun trying them on together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own saree</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>You don't need to be an expert tailor to make your own saree. With some fabric and a little bit of sewing know-how, you can make your own unique creation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit India</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to visit the land where the saree originated. India is full of amazing sights, sounds, and experiences, and you can take part in a traditional Indian celebration of the saree.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Saree Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Sarees are beautiful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The saree is a traditional Indian garment and an integral part of Indian culture. The intricate fabrics and patterns used in these garments create stunning works of art that honor the rich heritage of India. Sarees can also be accessorized with jewelry to create a gorgeous look for special occasions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Sarees are meaningful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Beyond its beauty, wearing a saree symbolizes a connection to tradition and history. It shows respect for the craftsmanship behind its making, the skill passed down through generations, and the many stories of those who have worn it before you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Sarees are comfortable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Contrary to popular belief, sarees are surprisingly comfortable! They allow you to move freely while staying securely wrapped - perfect for any activity. Plus, you can choose from a variety of fabrics like silk or cotton depending on your desired level of comfort.</p></div></div>

5 Facts about Saree

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It is a centuries-old garment</h3><p class='facts-content'>The saree is an ancient garment, with references in literature dating back at least 5,000 years. It is thought to have evolved from a simple piece of cloth worn by women in the Indus Valley Civilization.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There is a special day dedicated to the saree</h3><p class='facts-content'>Every year, there is a special holiday held in honor of the saree, known as “National Saree Day” or “World Saree Day”, usually celebrated on August 9th. </p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It is a versatile garment</h3><p class='facts-content'>The saree is a highly versatile garment and can be draped in many ways, depending on the occasion and region. There are over 80 different styles of draping, each with its own unique aesthetics.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It comes in a variety of fabrics</h3><p class='facts-content'>Sarees come in a variety of fabrics, including cotton, silk, georgette, chiffon, and crepe. They can also be embellished with intricate embroidery, mirror-work, sequins and other intricate details.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It is an official garment of India</h3><p class='facts-content'>The saree is the traditional and official garment for women in India, and is seen as a symbol of modesty and grace. It is a popular choice for formal and ceremonial occasions.</p></div></div>

International Saree Day FAQs

When is International Saree Day?

International Saree Day is celebrated on December 21 every year. In 2024 International Saree Day will occur on a Saturday.

International Saree Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Dec 21

Thursday

2024

Dec 21

Saturday

2025

Dec 21

Sunday

2026

Dec 21

Monday

2027

Dec 21

Tuesday

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