Mad Hatter Day, USA
Inspired by the character of the Mad Hatter as depicted in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Mad Hatter Day (also frequently appearing without spaces, as 'MadHatterDay') is a semi-official holiday created to be a 'second Silly Day', bridging the gap between each occurrence of April Fool's Day.
In the USA, it falls on October 6 each year, due to illustrations where the Hatter's oversized hat is labelled "In this style 10/6"; it is considered an amusing coincidence that this date is almost a half year away from April Fool's Day. However, due to differing systems of dating, in the UK, Australia and many other countries it occurs on June 10 ...
Mad Hatter Day is one of numerous Discordian 'Holydays' [sic; see the Discordian calendar in the Wilson's Almanac Scriptorium].
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