Mad Hatter Day
About Mad Hatter Day
Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always observed on October 6
Mad Hatter Day, an October 6 holiday, is a great day to be silly and celebrate silliness. The Mad Hatter is a fictional cartoon character depicted in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Hatter is always acting silly. So, on this day it is only fair and fitting to act a little silly yourself.
Despite being a silly day, the selection of the date was actually quite logical. The Mad Hatter wears a top hat. On the front of the hat is a slip of paper with “10/6” written on it. The paper is believed to be an order to make the hat, and that it costs ten shillings sixpence.
Grab yourself a top hat and have a very silly Mad Hatter’s Day!
Did You Know? In the 8th Century, mercury was used in hat making in a process called “carroting”. Mercury poisoning drove some hatters crazy (mad).
How to Celebrate Mad Hatter Day
- Watch the movie Alice in Wonderland.
- Read Mad Hatter quotes.
Famous Mad Hatter Quote
“Really, now you ask me,” said Alice, very much confused, “I don’t think—” “Then you shouldn’t talk,” said the Hatter.
History and Origin of Mad Hatter Day
Mad Hatter Day was the brainstorm of a group of computer people in Boulder, Co. It dates back to 1986. Most likely a bit bored with bits and bytes, they got a little silly and created this quite special day.
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