National Polka Dot Day - January 22
Sun Jan 22nd

National Polka Dot Day

On January 22nd, display your fashion sense and celebrate National Polka Dot Day! Minnie Mouse, one of animation's most popular characters and fashion diva, is also commemorated on the day.

Polka dots refer to fabric that has spots on it. The word first appeared in the Lady's Book, a women's newspaper out of Philadelphia in 1857.

Today, polka dots appear on more than just fabric. They're painted on walls and fingernails. They are available on pottery, phone cases, furniture, baked goods, and paper products. We wear them, walk on them, and display them.

Minnie Mouse's signature style, Polka dots, are also Minnie Mouse's signature design. Her polka dots are usually white and set against a red background, and they are usually white and set on a red background. However, she also appears in shades of pink. The following are examples of famous celebrities who have wore or used iconic polka dots::: The following are examples of notable personalities who have wore or used iconic polka dots:

  • Shirley Temple in 1934 seemed to be channeling Minnie Mouse in her frilly red on white polka-dotted dress in Stand Up and Cheer
  • Marilyn Monroe wore a black on white dot dress in the Seven Year Itch and wore a black on white polka dot dress
  • Julia Roberts' star-launching film Pretty Woman rocked the white on brown polka dot dress in her white on brown polka dot costume
  • Artist Roy Lichtenstein used the Ben Day (Benjamin Henry Day Jr) method for printing and engraving in pop art often found in comic book design
  • Artist Yayoi Kusama is a well-known illustrator who uses polka dots in her paintings, sculptures, and other art

How to celebrate #nationalpolkadotday

  • On National Polka Dot Day, Minnie Mouse is celebrated. Wear a Minnie Mouse bow in your hair or watch your favorite Minnie Mouse cartoons
  • Wear polka dots. Wear them head to toe or as an accent
  • Host is a polka-dotted festival, fashion preview, or bake-off
  • Create polka-dotted art
  • Post photos of your new polka dot style from your favorite polka dot style
  • On social media, use the hashtag #NationalPolkaDotDay

National polka dot day history has a long tradition of national polka dot day

Minnie Mouse made her debut in the animated film Steamboat Willie in 1928, alongside her best friend and lifelong friend, Mickey Mouse. Minnie Mouse, the tough, free, and iconic Minnie Mouse, contributed to Walt Disney's success and soared in fame right alongside Mickey Mouse. With a Rock the Dots function in 2016, Walt Disney World commemorated the first National Polka Dot Day in 2016.

Polka dot FAQ

Q. Where did polka dots originate?

In the 1850s, A. Polka dots first appeared in Swiss textile design and went by many names, including Swiss Dots.

Q. Who can wear polka dots?

A. Polka dots are a fun, classy style that can be worn by anyone.

Is there polka dot songs?

A. Yes. Yes. Brian Hyland's "Itsy Teen Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" is perhaps the most well-known of "Itsy Teen Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini." Sarah Vaughn, John Denver, and Barry Manilow performed "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" sung by a variety of artists, including Sarah Vaughn, John Denver and Barry Manilow.