National Handloom Day: August 7

National Handloom Day: August 7

  • In India, the National Handloom Day is observed annually on 7 August to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight the contribution of handloom industry to the socioeconomic development of the country and increase income of the weavers.
  • The Union government officially declared August 7 as NHD in July 2015.
  • The main event of 2019 NHD will be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha due to its rich tradition of Handlooms.
  • It was on this day in 1905, that the Swadeshi Movement was launched in the Calcutta Town hall to protest against partition of Bengal by the British Government. 

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