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Sun 15th Jan, 2017 will be...

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15th Jan each year

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National Hat Day

“That season we were loaded with pizazz. Earrings of fuchsia and peach. Mind you, peach. And hats. Hats, hats, hats for career girls,” – This quote from Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, perhaps defines one of the most amazing things about hats. They enable the person wearing them to be absolutely anything, and to bring a sprig of style to an outfit, and truly round it out. From protecting your head from the cold or heat of the day, to just expressing who you are to the world, Hat Day is a great day to sport your best headwear!

History of Hat Day
Hats have been in the world since at least 3000 BC, as an image of a man wearing a hat of straw was discovered in a mural from that time. Since then, hats have served some incredibly diverse purposes, from simple protective wear to help those stuck out in the rain, cold, or hot sun, to indicating status and rank. Who doesn’t recognize a crown as the ultimate mark of royalty? Hats have undergone an immense amount of changes, with varieties appearing all over the world in every possible culture.

Whether for the soldier protecting his skull from incoming damage, the lieutenant making sure that his troops know where to look for direction, or the dapper gentleman in the Top Hat on his way to the opera, everyone has a love and use for hats. Hat Day is the best time for you to break out your favorite headwear, and use them to make a huge impression.

How to Celebrate Hat Day
It would be impossible to list every possible use for hats here, but Hat Day is your time to really dig in deep and find out what all hats have to offer. Some of the most popular hats these days are animal hats, fuzzy animal head style hats that have long arms that dangle down to warm the ears, secure the hat to your head when tied, or just be adorable.

Baseball caps are available that display far more than just team affiliation, they can share a message of spirituality, fandom for a particular franchise, or even display your favorite sport. How many fisherman do you know are out there on the banks of their favorite rivers, sports fishing with a hat that denotes their favorite brand of tackle?
Get creative today, and celebrate the diverse history of Hats!

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