Rock the Socks – that’s why we put on mismatched socks on World Down Syndrome Day

On the finish of March, we placed on matching socks to have a good time variations and the equal worth of all individuals. Right here’s every little thing you want to know in regards to the Rock the Socks initiative.

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On March 21 annually, we mark World Down Syndrome Day by Rocking the Socks. The initiative entails us carrying mismatched socks to indicate that we’re all totally different however have the identical rights and worth.

The idea, which initially comes from the USA, got here to Sweden in 2014 on the initiative of the Swedish Down Affiliation.

The rationale why socks have develop into the image of the day is that each one 4 variants of Down’s syndrome come from an inborn genetic situation linked to chromosome pair 21 – and beneath a microscope, the chromosome pairs virtually appear like socks mendacity with their heels in opposition to one another.

That’s the way you rock your socks

For many who need to take note of the day, there are many Rocka Socks-material on the Swedish Down Affiliation’s web site. In fact, we additionally placed on our greatest odd socks to have a good time the day!

If you wish to help the Swedish Down Affiliation, you possibly can go one step additional and put money into the profitable design on this 12 months’s version of Glad Socks and the Swedish Down Affiliation’s design competitors for individuals with Down syndrome.

The 2022 winner of the competitors is Nils Walter from Ystad, whose music-inspired design studded with guitars, stars and hearts has been aptly named “Rock and Roll Sock”.

“Most issues go a little bit simpler with music and track will get caught in your head. With this ‘rocking sock’, it will be nice if not all Rocked socks all 12 months spherical!”, reads the jury’s justification.

Beneath you can see Nils’ sock, which can be paired with a sock from Glad Socks’ common vary and bought for the advantage of the Swedish Down Affiliation in the course of the interval 1 – 31 March 2022.

Sources: Preschool discussion board, The Swedish Down Affiliation