Alice in Wonderland Day - July 4
Tue Jul 4th

Alice In Wonderland Day

Alice In Wonderland Day is the day Lewis Carroll first told his beloved tale to Alice Liddell every year on July 4th. It's also a day to learn more about this English writer and how this well-known children's book came about.

Lewis Carroll, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was born in Cheshire, England. He obtained his education at Oxford University. Though Dodgson excelled in mathematics, he also had a creative side. This ingenuity led him to his work as an author, illustrator, and poet. Dodgson loved how children lived the world, so he often told them made-up stories. Alice, Henry Liddell's daughter, enjoyed one of his friends Henry Liddell's, was one of his favorite children in particular.

Dodgson told Alice and her two sisters a made-up tale of a girl named Alice on July 4th, 1862. The child had fallen down a rabbit hole, according to the author. Alice encountered all sorts of strange animals during her time in the rabbit hole. Dodgson wrote the tale on paper and published it in 1865. The Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, King of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Dodo, and March Hare are among the characters included in the story. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the best-selling children's books of all time. It has never been out of print. The book has also been translated into nearly 200 languages. Several Sequels include Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Discovered There.

The book has been turned into numerous Alice films and performances over the years. In 1903, the first film adaptation appeared as a silent film. In 1931, the first sound version appeared in 1931. Alice in Wonderland's Disney Cartoon Classic came out in 1951. Meryl Steedep appeared in "Alice at the Palace" in 1982, a stage version. Alice in Wonderland has also been made into a ballet performance, an anime adaptation, an opera, a made-for-television film called Alice Through the Looking Glass, and a sci-fi miniseries named Alice.

How to celebrate #aliceinwonderlandday

Many Britons and others around the world observe this day by dressing up as Alice or other characters in the story. Mad Hatter tea parties, storytimes, special exhibits, and visits to Alice's Shop in Oxford are among the Mad Hatter tea parties, storytimes, special exhibits, and visits to Alice's Shop in Oxford. Another great way to participate is to read the book for yourself or to your child. You can also watch one of the many Alice in Wonderland films. With #AliceInWonderlandDay, you can post a snapshot of your favorite Alice in Wonderland character on social media.

Land day tradition

The year 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the "Alice in Wonderland Book"'s publication. During the same year, British readers of the book began staging special events that marked the date the story was first revealed. Alice Day or Alice in Wonderland Day has since then been celebrated in Britain on July 4th every year. Every year, Alice-themed activities attract more people from around the world.