National Jandal Day, Surf Life Saving’s national street appeal, is set to take place on Friday 7 December.
It’s the day on which New Zealanders will be urged to wear their Jandals to help raise funds for the country’s lifeguards.
Just like a school mufti day, Jandal wearers just need to pay up for the pleasure of wearing Jandals which in turn will support surf lifesaving patrols.
National Jandal Day is a joint initiative between Surf Life Saving New Zealand and wine company Bach 22.
Research shows that 74% of New Zealanders believe the Jandal to be a Kiwi icon, and that 81% of New Zealanders own a pair of Jandals.
Surf Life Saving street collectors will be out in force nation-wide on the day at all major transport hubs, central city locations, supermarkets and shopping malls.
Office workers are also being encouraged to take part by registering their workplace online, pledging a donation and wearing their Jandals to work on 7 December.