Mad Hatter Day
Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on October 6
Mad Hatter Day 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 Mad Hatter is always acting silly. So, on Mad Hatter 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).
Today's Chuckle: " I'm terrified of elevators and I'm taking steps to avoid them." - - Author Unknown
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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