Alice In Wonderland Day

Although many people in the United States know July 4th as Independence Day, this day is also celebrated as Alice in Wonderland Day. It’s a day that commemorates the date when the story was first told to Lorina, Alice, and Edith Liddell by Lewis Carroll—a story that would end up being published as a beloved children’s book.

This is a holiday for people to learn more about this English author or about the iconic story that has been loved for over 158 years. This holiday can be observed in a variety of different ways, depending on how far down the rabbit hole a person wants to go.

The History of Alice in Wonderland Day

Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a writer and mathematician who created the story of Alice in Wonderland after taking a boat ride with the three daughters of College Dean H.G. Liddell up the Thames River for a picnic near Binsey.

During the boat ride, he created a whimsical world filled with bizarre events, talking animals, and unforgettable characters. In 1865, he published the story as a book. It has since been translated into over 170 languages and is a book that is loved worldwide.

Ever since the publication of this book, some people have celebrated Alice in Wonderland Day. It’s been seen as a day that not only celebrates the book but also the life of Lewis Carroll. It’s also the perfect excuse for people to read the book, watch one of the many movie and television adaptations of the story, or dress up as a character from the book.

Observing Alice in Wonderland Day

Everyone can take the time to observe this holiday. They can dress up as the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, or even as Alice herself. They can read the books or enjoy one of the other media representations of this story.

They can even have a tea party picnic if they so wish. And, as usual, fans of the book and this holiday can spread the word about Alice in Wonderland Day by using the hashtag #AliceInWonderlandDay.

Now, if everyone will excuse us, we have to keep pressing on and finding other great holidays to review. After all, if you knew Time as well as we do, then you wouldn’t talk about wasting it! With that said, we encourage everyone to go out there and enjoy this amazing holiday and the culture that has sprung up around this iconic book.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 4 Thursday
Next year (2025)
July 4 Friday
Last year (2023)
July 4 Tuesday
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