National Polka Dot Day - January 22
Mon, Jan 22, 2024

National Polka Dot Day

Polka dot fabric products have not lost popularity for decades. Clothes studded with small peas are not only stylish, but also give a peculiar charm to the image. Society owes the appearance of National Polka Dot Day not to trendsetters, but to the charming girlfriend of the famous Disney character Mickey Mouse.


Caring about style and image, cutie Minnie first appeared on the screen in 1928. The funny cartoon character won the hearts of children and adults. Her chic dress with red polka dots could not leave indifferent any fashionista.

In honor of Minnie Mouse, National Polka Dot Day was approved. It is celebrated annually on January 22nd. It is believed that the outfit of Mickey’s girlfriend inspired some fashion designers to create collections of clothes and shoes with polka dots.

On the 90th anniversary of Minnie’s debut, a star with her name appeared on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The grand opening took place on National Polka Dot Day (2018).

Fun facts

  • Celebrities have appeared in polka dot dresses more than once in films and on stage. Marilyn Monroe (The Seven Year Itch), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Sophia Loren (That Kind of Woman).
  • Polka dot clothing and accessories feature in many famous American songs: Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Frank Sinatra), Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (Brian Hyland), Polka Dot Dress (Southern Culture on the Skids).
  • Disney is always involved in organizing National Polka Dot Day. In 2016, the Rock The Dots fashion show was timed to coincide with this day.

How to celebrate

A good entertainment on this day will be watching your favorite episodes with cutie Minnie and her friend Mickey. Even better, call your friends and arrange a multi-marathon.

Be sure to put on any polka-dot outfit and walk around the city in it.

Throw a themed party with a dress code – any outfit with polka dots. Have fun with the soundtracks from the cartoon about Minnie, see yourself as she is. Politeness and kindness inherent in a charming mouse will make the evening more beautiful. Feel free to express feelings, take an example from a cartoon character.

When is National Polka Dot Day celebrated in 2024?

National Polka Dot Day is observed on January 22 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday January 22 2024
Wednesday January 22 2025
Thursday January 22 2026
Friday January 22 2027