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National Flip Flop Day

It's time to kick off your shoes and enjoy National Flip Flop Day - don't forget to grab a pair of your favorite flips for the occasion!
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It's time to break out the flip flops and get ready to celebrate National Flip Flop Day on the third Friday of June! This day was created to celebrate the fun, carefree spirit of summertime. The history of flip flops dates back thousands of years, with evidence of them being worn as early as 4,000 B.C.E. Nowadays, flip flops are a popular footwear choice for those hot days when you want your feet to stay cool and comfortable. So grab your favorite pair and join in on the fun that comes with celebrating National Flip Flop Day!

History of National Flip Flop Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>4000 B.C.E.</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ancient Flip Flops</div><div class='timeline-text'>The earliest flip flops were worn by Ancient Egyptians, predating the modern shoe by thousands of years.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Japanese Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Japanese introduced a form of flip flops called zōri to the Western world in the late 1800s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1962</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Flip Flops Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Flip Flop rubber soles made debut, owing its newly reformed design to the post-war America trend of adopting designs from the Pacific War theatres.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of National Flip Flop Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tropical Smoothie Cafe established National Flip Flop Day to celebrate the start of summer and raise funds for charity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Raised Over $1 Million</div><div class='timeline-text'>By 2010, Tropical Smoothie Cafe had raised over $1 Million in donations on National Flip Flop Day for their charity partner, Camp Sunshine.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Flip Flop 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'>Go to the beach</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says summer like a day at the beach with your flip flops. Enjoy a day in the sand and sun, listening to the waves and feeling the sand between your toes.</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'>Run a flip flop race</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some friends and family, head outside and have a flip flop race.  The person who makes it to the finish line first in their flip flops is the winner!</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'>Make flip flop art</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some old flip flops, paint them with bright colors, and use them to make creative art pieces. Hang them in your home for a fun decorative touch.</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'>Have a flip flop party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your closest friends and family over for an afternoon of food, fun, and flip flops! Decorate with beach themed items and serve snacks that will remind everyone of summer.</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'>Hold a flip flop drive</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a drive to collect gently used flip flops to donate to individuals in need. You can collect donations at your local church or organization, or even set up donation boxes at local businesses.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Flip Flop 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'>Flip flops are comfortable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Flip flops provide great ventilation and comfort that no other type of shoe can match. They are super lightweight and flexible, making them the perfect choice for any summer occasion. Whether you're running errands or lounging by the pool, flip flops will keep your feet feeling comfy all day long!</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'>Flip flops are stylish</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With their bright colors and bold patterns, flip flops make a fun fashion statement. There's an endless array of styles to choose from, so you can be sure to find something that perfectly suits your personal style! Not to mention, they go with just about any outfit, making it easy to look effortlessly chic.</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'>Flip flops are affordable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you're looking for practical AND fashionable footwear at an affordable price point, look no further than flip flops! You can easily find stylish options online or in stores for a fraction of the cost of traditional shoes - so put away those sandals and embrace your inner beach babe this National Flip Flop Day!</p></div></div>

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2023

Jun 16

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2024

Jun 21

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2025

Jun 20

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2026

Jun 19

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2027

Jun 18

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