When is Christmas Sweater Day and why do we celebrate it?

A couple in Christmas sweaters dancing in front of their Christmas tree

Nothing gets us in the festive spirit like a jazzy sweater (Picture: Getty Images)

Is it really Christmas without a noisy and festive sweater?

And luckily for those of us who love garish clothes, there’s a special day during the Christmas season to celebrate the humble Christmas sweater.

On Christmas Sweater Day, people are encouraged to bring their festive spirit to school or work in the form of their favorite Christmas sweater.

Entrants can wear a Christmas sweater they already own, decorate an existing sweater with festive decorations, or even knit their own.

But when is Christmas Sweater Day and where can you buy discount knitwear to celebrate?

We have all the details.

When is Christmas Sweater Day?

A couple in Christmas sweaters standing in front of a Christmas tree

The annual event is fast approaching (Photo: Getty Images)

Christmas Sweater Day falls on a Thursday this year – Thursday, December 8to be precise.

To participate, all you have to do is wear your most beautiful festive sweater at school, at work or simply at home.

This year marks the tenth day of the Christmas Jumper, with the first taking place on December 14, 2012.

Many celebrities took part in the occasion, which was held under the slogan of “making the world a better place with a sweater”.

Why do we celebrate Christmas Sweater Day?

It’s all for a good cause (Photo: Getty Images)

Christmas Sweater Day isn’t just an excuse to rock a vibrant sweater, it’s also helping a great cause.

The annual event sees Save the Children raises money for children in the UK and around the world.

The charity, which started in London in 1919, helps provide food, shelter and education to children in need.

All proceeds from Christmas Jumper Day go to help children around the world who are currently living in poverty.

This year, the government has pledged to match donations made to Save the Children for the occasion.

To raise funds for Save the Children for Christmas Sweater Day, visit their website for more information.

Where to find cheap Christmas sweaters?

A sausage dog in a Christmas sweater

There are inexpensive options for the whole family – even four-legged members (Picture: Getty Images)

December is an expensive month, so the last thing anyone wants is another expense.

Fortunately, there are several ways to find an inexpensive Christmas sweater for the occasion.

Aldi sells a range of festive jumpers from £6.99 for children and £9.99 for adults.

There are even pet Christmas jumpers for £3.99.

Supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco all offer Christmas jumpers that won’t break the bank.

Woman holding stack of folded Christmas sweaters

There are plenty of ways to save money on your festive favorites (Picture: Getty Images)

Alternatively, if you want to cut costs while remaining environmentally conscious, you can also buy used.

This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield donned second-hand Christmas jumpers to raise money for Save the Children, the Daily Mail reported.

Speaking about the campaign, Holly said: “I’m so excited to be part of Save the Children’s Christmas Sweater Day again this year and I’m so excited to be able to do it alongside Phil!”

Phillip added: ‘I support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day because I never forget we knitted squares for Save the Children when I was in kindergarten – so in the last century!

“It’s such a brilliant cause and I had so much fun trying to sneak into that sweater with Holly!”

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