Mad Hatter Day was first introduced to the public in 1865 and it is a holiday that is celebrated based on the Hatter character taken from Lewis Caroll’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The day is such a day distinguished by general silliness and by people wearing silly hats. The hat is normally a top hat that is worn by the Hatter himself. This day is all about embracing his silliness and absurdity.
A group of crazy computer programmers and technicians in Boulder, Colorado celebrated the first Mad Hatter Day in 1986. They initiated this celebration and designated the holiday as a day of craziness and silliness. And by 1988, the holiday was recognized nationally in the United States and year after year, it has been gaining huge popularity.
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How to Celebrate Mad Hatter Day
Every year on 6th October, Mad Hatter Day is celebrated all over the world to bring out the silly side of people through celebration. On this day, the Mad Hatter wears a top hat labeled “In this style 10/6” after getting inspiration from the book’s (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) illustrations. As well as 6th day of the month, October is also the sixth month from April Fools’ Day that is the first silly holiday of the year.
To celebrate Mad Hatter Day, you need to grab a top hat and have fun with all others.
National Mad Hatter Day Activities
- Have a Mad Hatter Tea Party: Mad Hatter and the Hare love tea parties, in fact, it’s all they really do. Celebrate the Mad Hatter by having a class tea party with the works. Provided by Home School With Love, teachers can set up their classroom with table cloths, tea, bread and butter, and more. The site also offers a Mad Hatter watch printable where students can write in their time.
- A Very Merry Unbirthday To You: Students can be introduced to the Mad Hatter through the Disney film and the memorable song.
- Read “A Mad Tea Party”: Read students the short story, “A Mad Tea Party” which follows the story when Alice meets the Mad Hatter and the Hare. Teachers can ask students questions provided by Home School with Love.
- Make Paper Top Hats: Students can make their own signature Mad Hatter top hats with this template provided by Children’s Art. With cardstock, newspaper, and decorated paper, students can make their own decorated and fun hat.
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll: Read the original story written by Lewis Carroll, or at least the chapters with the Mad Hatter during a craft or activity on Mad Hatter Day.
- Mad Watch: Students can watch the Mad Hatter “fix” the White Rabbit’s watch:
Mad Hatter Day Quotes
If you are looking for national mad hatter day quotes, you will get some here. We have collected some of the most wonderful quotes for you.
“Mad Matter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
― Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland: Based on the Motion Picture Directed by Tim Burton
“People who don’t think, shouldn’t talk.” ― Lewis Carroll
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” ― Lewis Carroll
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
― Lewis Carroll
“Blood, sweat, and tea, sister! That’s what it takes to achieve all great and terrible things.” ― Emory R. Frie, Wonderland
“One to be a murderer, the other to be martyred, one to be a monarch, the other to go mad.” ― Marissa Meyer, Heartless
Mad Hatter Day Messages
– If you want to celebrate the mad Hatter day and want your friends to go crazy, then the best way is to use some riddles and enjoying watching them going crazy to solve a mystery.
– Imagine how crazy it would be to have a world full of wild and insane people—happy national Mad Hatter day.
– Once in a while, it’s good to have a day where you can all go crazy, and no one bets an eye on you.
– There is nothing wrong with sitting in your pajamas on your couch and watching Alice in the wonderland; it’s called self-care.
– The Mad Hatter day is here to remind us life is meant to be lived with as much happiness you can and making weird memories.
– The people who say that they don’t like mad Hatter day seriously need to see a doctor because they are suffering from a lack of happiness.
– The only day where I am more excited other than my birthday is mad Hatter day.
From the very beginning of celebrating the National Mad Hatter Day, it is becoming more popular day by day as people love to show some craziness and silliness sometimes. Alice, the character based on which the day has been celebrating is still so beloved among fans. This fun day brings a great chance for you to celebrate the day and become literary a mad man at least today.