About National Necktie Day
The modern necktie that spread from Europe traces back to Croatian mercenaries serving in France during the Thirty Years War (1618–1648). Cravat Day was formally declared a holiday by Croatian Parliament in 2008.
- Did you know? In 1999, mathematicians Yong Mao and Thomas Fink calculated there were 85 unique ways to tie a tie. In 2014, inspired by a different type of knot featured in The Matrix Reloaded, Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson recalculated this to find there are actually 177,147.