HAPPY FALL HAT MONTH!
The hot summer is at an end and so is the wearing of all those straw garden hats. During Fall Hat Month (September), men and women are encouraged to put aside their straw hats and begin wearing felt or fabric hats that are seasonal for the fall. Hat-related activities are also encouraged too.
Who celebrates this holiday?
Both men and women wear hats and hats have been a part of our history for years.
A hat may be worn for protection against the elements, for religious reasons, for safety, or as a fashion accessory. In the past, hats were an indicator of social status. In the military, they denote rank and regiment.
There are hats for men and hats for women, as well as hats worn by both sexes. Purveyors of men's hats are called hatters and purveyors of women's hats are called milliners.
Origin of this holiday?
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, I did not discover any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Nevertheless, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
How can I celebrate this holiday?
Buy yourself a new fall hat! - Department stores will pack in the fall and winter hats that are just perfect for the season. Better yet, visit my friend and wonderful hat designer/milliner, Polly Singer, for an original couture hat.
Note* I had never heard of the observance and was so tickled to discover this.