NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY
July 22nd is a day to celebrate while relaxing in the shade of your backyard as it is National Hammock Day.
A hammock, used for swinging, sleeping or resting, is a sling made of fabric, rope or netting, that is suspended between two points such as posts or trees.
- Developed by natives of Central and South America for sleeping.
- Were later used aboard ships by sailors for comfort and to maximize space.
- Early hammocks were woven out of the bark from trees.
Hammocks are a symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and simple easy living.
Use your own or borrow a hammock to celebrate. Join in on events like Sway Day in Minneapolis. Post on social media using #NationalHammockDay.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Hammock Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.