Mickey Mouse Day - November 18
Sat, Nov 18, 2023

Mickey Mouse Day

Mickey Mouse Day is celebrated in the US on November 18th. It’s a magical holiday created for those who fell in love with this iconic character from childhood! Mickey Mouse is recognizable all over the world, with clothes, accessories, toys, pictures and cartoons all created in his honor.


Mickey Mouse was invented in 1928 by Walt Disney. He wasn’t originally the character that the animator had dreamed of launching, but instead became a replacement for the Happy Rabbit. He quickly became the personification of childhood, joy, and smile, and later the happiest place on the planet – Disney Land!

The charming mouse first appeared on the screens in the cartoon “Plane Crazy”, but the audience did not immediately fall in love with it. It took the release of several episodes before Mickey touched the heart of everyone who looked at the TV at that moment. Since then, the character has received Oscar nominations, has been called an icon, and has even received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other members of the family have also been created, such as Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy.

Interesting facts

Surprisingly, Mickey:

  • Has taken part in more than 130 films.
  • Originally had the name Mortimer. However, Walt’s wife insisted that the nickname was inappropriate, resulting in a name change.
  • Visited New York City in 1934 for a Thanksgiving Day parade, where residents were presented with a huge ball in his image.
  • Owes his movements to Charlie Chaplin, as he was taken as the basis for development.
  • Said his first words in 1929 – “hot dog”.
  • Attempted suicide in the comic. Sources claimed that the idea for the plot belonged to Disney. Fortunately, the story ended happily and the cute character survived.

How to take part

Remember your favorite cartoons with Mickey, review them! Tell the kids about it, show the comics. Purchase products with his trademark smile, and organize a party in his honor. We are sure that adults won’t mind taking part in the event either.

When is Mickey Mouse Day celebrated in 2023?

Mickey Mouse Day is observed on November 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday November 18 2023
Monday November 18 2024
Tuesday November 18 2025
Wednesday November 18 2026

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