April 3 is the national tweed day. On this day people dress up in fine tweed coats and raise their glasses in honor of the sheep for giving them the herringbone. Sounds a little strange to celebrate a fabric aren’t it? Well, there are people who believe this to be the reason for celebration, but the real reason happens to be something else.
According to historians, April 3rd is the birthday of 19th century’s popular New York politician William Marcy Tweed. He was addressed as Boss Tweed has a nostalgic glory attached to his name. Hence this day could have originally been created to celebrate the career legacy of Mr. Tweed. But then, he was convicted of corruption and graft and from then on people must have preferred to celebrate the warm woolen clothing by the same name than the tainted Mr. Tweed.
Tweed is a fashionable warm clothing usually crafted into suits, jackets and slacks that has been a style statement for many generations now. It has always remained in fashion and new varieties are available each year. So this year on April 3rd, celebrate Tweed Day by purchasing a fashionable tweed outfit and wearing it for a party with friends.