National Straw Hat Day

Although some people consider straw hats to be old-fashioned, the truth of the matter is that they are as fashionable now as they have ever been. These hats are also very functional, serving to keep a person’s head shaded while still allowing proper airflow around the cranium.

That’s why these hats tend to be worn during the summer months and aren’t usually worn much during winter. With that said, we do think that these hats are perfect for a certain time of the year and should be celebrated for their fashion. That’s why we plan on celebrating Straw Hat Day on May 15th every year.

The History Of Straw Hat Day

While it might be tempting to think that Straw Hat Day is a modern holiday, it has actually been around for over 100 years. It was first observed around WWI in New Orleans and is seen as a holiday that welcomes the summer season. It doesn’t matter if the hat is a Panama, a fedora, or a boater; a straw hat provides the wearer with not only sun protection but also a certain sense of style.

Observing Straw Hat Day

All anyone has to do to celebrate this holiday is to wear a straw hat, buy a straw hat for personal use or give it as a gift, or learn more about the history of straw hats. Fans of straw hats are also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #StrawHatDay on social media.

Anyone celebrating this holiday should be careful about the type of straw hat they buy. Although there are plenty of hat manufacturers making real, traditional straw hats, there are also many companies that are making “straw” hats out of plastic, woven paper, or other materials.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 15 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
May 15 Thursday
Last year (2023)
May 15 Monday