Mad Hatter Day – 10/6

Mad Hatter Day is October 6th! Celebrated by Disney fans across the world, this day is dedicated to the Mad Hatter from Alice In Wonderland. Are you curious as to why October 6th was the chosen date? 10/6 are the numbers written on the card on the Mad Hatter’s hat. The card or label on the Hatter’s hat reads “In this style 10/6”, which refers to 10 shillings and six pence – the price of the hat in pre-decimalized British money. The figure acts as a visual indication of the hatter’s trade. In the UK, 10/6 would point to the tenth of June, but since the day was founded in America it is the 6th of October.

Mad Hatter

Alice in Wonderland Hats

The Mad Hatter from the 1951 Alice In Wonderland film is the adaptation that most Disney fans think of in relation to this day, but there have been several other portrayals of the original “Hatter” over the years – including another Disney version that featured Johnny Depp in the role. Another Disney production with the Mad Hatter is the series Once Upon a Time that has even created a Wonderland themed spinoff. The Mad Hatter is a timeless popular character!

Alice In Wonderland through the years

Once Upon a Time spinoff

About the author

Kimi Sakamoto Kimi Sakamoto is the Social Marketing Coordinator for Village Hat Shop, an online retail leader in headwear and fashion accessories. In addition to managing the company's social media presence - including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram  - she is a regular contributor to The Hat Blog and its sister site - Less Chat, More Hat. Born and raised in California, Kimi enjoys spending time outdoors. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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