National Hat Day:
The National Hat Day is celebrated annually on January 15. The day involves people wearing their favorite hats and sharing stories on why they love them.
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Why National Hat Day?
The National Hat Day gives people a chance to wear their stylish hats as they flaunt their personal styles. Besides, people are also allowed to tell the stories that are behind each hat that they own. There are many types of hats and different occasions where people wear them. However, hats are also used to protect people against elements in their surroundings such as the sun, cold, wind, or dust. Some hats are also worn solely for fashion purposes and these are available for both men and women. Other people also wear hats for religious purposes or as a way of being part of various ceremonies. Despite the reason why people wear hats, their meanings have been very dear to people and on this holiday, people have an avenue to tell stories about their hats and why they own them.
How can we celebrate National Hat Day:
You can do the following activities as a way of celebrating this day:
- Wear your favorite hat
If you have a favorite hat, this day would be the best time for you to wear it. Despite the design and type of your hat, this day will give you the perfect opportunity without worrying about the judgment you may get from others. You can invite people over to come and try on different hats or even come with their own hats. Make sure to tell stories behind each hat and the purpose for which you bought them.
- Try making a hat
If you are a creative person, this day would be the ideal chance for you to try making your own hat. The simplest hat that you can make by yourself is a paper hat. You can find different tutorials on making them on online platforms. You can even invite your friends on a challenge for who can create the best-looking hats. The best thing about creating your own hat is that you get to style it to your liking.
- Give out a hat
If you have many hats that you no longer need, you can gift out some of them to others. Give them to people who know the sentimental value you hold to the hat. Besides, you can also gift your hat to strangers and people who need them especially for cold seasons or sunny seasons.
- Learn the history of different hats
Hats have been a major fashion sensation since civilization. If you have a hat that looks odd and outdated, take time to research the era in which the hat may have originated from. Besides, you can also learn about a hat that you do not already own and even purchase one at an auction or the store. Learning about the history of different hats will give you knowledge of how fashion has evolved over time. You can also watch or read informative documentaries that talk about the point in time when hats were discovered and the first him and who wore them.
- Post on social media
If you have worn all your favorite hats on this holiday, the best thing for you to do would be to post your photos and videos on social media. Share the hats that you have bought over the years and ask others to share their hat collection as well. In your posts, you can use the hashtag #NationalHatDay to make people aware of what you are celebrating.
Interesting Facts about National Hat Day:
Some of the most interesting facts you can learn about the National Hat Day include the following:
- The largest percentage of body heat is lost through the head. This is why people wear hats during the cold season to reduce the amount of heat lost by the body.
- The top hat has a very ancient history. The hat has first created in 1793 by George Dunnage.
- The hat has been a fashion sensation that traces back to more than 15000 years ago. This is after rock drawings in Central France were discovered depicting hat wearing.
- Elizabeth the first had created a law requiring people who are aged above 7 years to wear caps and gats on holidays and Sundays.
- ‘Mad as a hatter’ is a phrase that originated from ancient hat makers who used mercury to make a felt. Exposure to mercury can lead to nerve damage.
History of National Hat Day:
The National Hat Day has been celebrated since 1983. The celebrations have always been conducted in schools, museums, and libraries, which used to commemorate the importance of hats in history. Early celebrations involved people wearing their favorite hats or hats that were associated with their occupation. The celebration has continued in this manner ever since and people have been wearing hats that show their appreciation towards this fashion sense.