National Handloom Day 2023: Date, history, significance

National Handloom Day 2023
National Handloom Day 2023

Every year, National Handloom Day is observed on August 7th in India to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and craftsmanship of handloom weavers across the country. The main objective of the day is to raise public awareness of the handloom sector and the contribution it has made to India’s socioeconomic progress. It day also marks the importance of the handloom industry to our history and gives those who work in it more influence. (Also Read: U.S. Coast Guard Day 2023 – Theme, History and Significance)

When is National Handloom Day

The Government of India decided to designate the day of 7th August every year, as the National Handloom Day.

National Handloom Day history

On August 7th, 1905, The Swadeshi Movement was started as a component of the Indian independence struggle and was significant for the handloom industry. It aimed to increase domestic production while reducing reliance on imports. As a result, Almost every home started making khadi.

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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru raised the khadi-made Indian flag to commemorate the country’s “at the stroke of midnight hour” independence at Princess Park near India Gate. The Swadeshi Movement was established on August 7, which is why that day is recognized as National Handloom Day.

The inaugural National Handloom Day was founded and observed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 7, 2015, in Chennai.