Celebrating National Mad Hatter Day
Dana Marshall paid tribute to National Mad Hatter Day with his new top hat!
Last week Dana Marshall decided to buy himself a classic black top hat. Much to everyone's surprise, Dana decided to debut the new head accessory on National Mad Hatter Day, without knowing that such a day is celebrated around our country.
According to the nationaldaycalendar.com
"National Mad Hatter Day is October 6th, a day set aside each year to bring out your silly side while celebrating National Mad Hatter Day."
Most of us are aware of the Mad Hatter From 'Alice's Adventures in Wornderland' and nationaldaycalendar.com expands on the creation of the character...
"The fictional character, The Hatter (also known as The Mad Hatter) from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is typically acting silly, and that is how the creators of this day decided on their theme of silliness for National Mad Hatter Day. Sir John Tenniel illustrated The Mad Hatter and all of Lewis Carroll’s colorful characters beginning in 1864. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published in 1865."
But why would a Hatter be crazy?!? The reason is pretty simple...
"The phrase “mad as a hatter” comes from the late 18th and early 19th centuries when haberdasheries used mercury nitrate. The exposure to this metal over time caused the tradesmen to develop symptoms making people believe they were mad."