What is Loc Appreciation Day?
Loc Appreciation Day is a community driven international celebration of the loc culture. Every year members of the locs community step up to lend their voices, talents, and passion to show the world the beauty of locs. Loc Appreciation Day falls on the forth Saturday in June and was first celebrated in 2011, on YouTube as a concept presented by vlogger QOchemist. She felt that there was little attention being paid to locs in the world of natural hair. So she created Loc Appreciation Day (LAD) as a day for all people to take time, regardless of their hair type or background, to appreciate locs and locs wearers.
Each year a logo contest is held to determine an image that will represent the year’s festivities. That image is then featured on an array of promotional items available for purchase. Individuals celebrate by organizing local meetup events, hosting giveaways on their social media channels or submitting video clips. Video clips are sent in from all around the world showcasing messages for loc appreciation. Submissions are then streamed into collaboration videos and added to a single playlist.
Each year Loc Appreciation Day continues to grow showcasing the beauty of locs and loc culture to the world. It is clear representation of the power of social media to unite the masses.
Loc Appreciation Day is a community driven activity. Anyone can host an event or meetup in honor of the day. For 2014 eight unique organizers have stepped up to the plate to facilitate events in the following locations:
I have been loc’d now going on 5 years, and i’m pretty passionate about it. I haven’t told the whole story on why I started locs, but it will be coming soon. Anyway, I wanted to do an event here in San Diego to showcase the beauty of locs, I come across a lot of people that have questions on starting, how to maintain, how to style, who to go to style locs, especially here in san diego, natural is SLOWLY becoming popular. I hope you check out a loc event in your event, links in the post can take you to events happening in your area for more information on what to expect!