2017 Tweed Day

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3rd April

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National Tweed Day is observed annual on April 3rd..  This day has a few different meanings, so you can choose as to which one you believe is the source of National Tweed Day.

Tweed Day celebrates one of two things. Either it celebrates the warm, fashionable woolen clothing that originated in Scotland. Seemingly always in fashion, Tweed keeps you warm and looks good, too. It should come as no surprise to learn that tweed is more popular in the north, and not often worn in the south.

Or,...it celebrates the birthday of a corrupt , New York City politician.

William Magear "Boss" Tweed, who was born on April 3, 1823. Boss Tweed was a politician from NYC. He was a a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and a NY State Senator. His claim to fame was being convicted of graft and corruption, for stealing millions of dollars from NYC. Our problem with this theory is why a special day for a convicted crook!?  

Tweed Day

Some people believe that National Tweed Day is celebrated  to recognize senator-turned-crook William “Boss” Tweed.  Tweed was born on April 3, 1823.  He was the wealthiest and most powerful politician of his time.  While being considered the “poster boy”  for political corruption, Tweed is still known by many as one of the most notorious politicians in American history.  He died in 1878, in jail, after being caught with stealing millions of dollars of public money.

Others believe that it celebrates the tweed fabric.  ”Tweed is a rough, unfinished woolen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is made in either plain or twill weave and may have a check or herringbone pattern. Subdued, interesting colour effects (such as heather mixtures) are obtained by twisting together differently colored woolen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn. (Wikipedia) Tweed was often worn by Sherlock Holmes, James Bond and Professor Henry Jones of Indiana Jones.




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