Christmas Jumper Day
Christmas Jumper Day is an annual celebration observed on December 14th of this year. With the snowy winter season, it is indeed necessary to wear a jumper or sweater. Some of you would have a jumper which you wouldn’t wear in public due to the embracement. Christmas Jumper Day encourages you to outfit those colourfull, woolly, fluffy kind of jumpers to raise funds. It is a fundraising celebration that will help underprivileged children. The celebration Day falls before Christmas day as to raise money for those children to let them enjoy the festive.
“Put on a sweater and really great sneakers with a big scarf, and you’ll look so stylish. For me, they are an everyday essential.” – Meghan Markle
History of Christmas Jumper Day
The Christmas Jumper Day was first celebrated in the year 2011. The Day was organized by Save the Children, a not-for-profit charity organization. It is an annual fundraising campaign in the UK that works for underprivileged children. On a specific Friday (third Friday) in December, people are encouraged to make the world a better place to live in with a sweater. By wearing a Christmas jumper, you can raise funds for Save the Children and also you can give a minimum donation of £1. Millions of children globally die before the age of five due to easily preventable diseases.
Save the Children ensures that they are given with clean drinking water and health conditions as to access the healthcare and the right education that improves their future. The aim of Save the Children is to provide every child on this planet to feel healthy and happy in the initial years of their lives. Thousands of people on this Day will be donning on their daftest sweaters. Those who are taking part in this fundraising celebration Day can wear a Christmas jumper they already have. They can even decorate their existing jumper with festive decorations, or even knit a new one.
The Day is popular among schools and workplaces. People in groups make donations and may take part in additional fundraising activities on the day. The funds raised on wearing woolly jumpers will help children living in a refugee camp. With the funds, clothes are bought for them to keep them warm through winter. It is also given to buy nutritious food for their entire family. With the money raised, a safe space is given to those children. It helps Save The Children to buy essentials like healthcare, protection, education, and food to the millions of children around the world.
Other Celebrations on December 14
December 14 is also celebrated as
- Lost and Found Day
- Monkey Day
- National Bouillabaisse Day
- National Free Shipping Day
- Roast Chestnuts Day
How to Celebrate Christmas Jumper Day
Celebrating the Christmas Jumper Day is quite simple. Wear your favorite colorful jumper on the celebration Day to help raise funds for the children who are in need of basic necessities. Get down to the street and look at your friends and family members dressed in their embarrassing jumper. You can participate in the events conducted on this Day to make the celebration both enjoyable and valuable. Share your jumper outfit pictures on the social media using the hashtag #ChristmasJumperDay.