The Unbirthday

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In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice stumbles upon a rather strange tea party in which she encounters the Mad Hatter and the March Hare known by all as utterly nutty. These poor fellows find themselves trapped in a constant battle with Time, but still they manage to celebrate. Alice is drawn into their festivities and later learns they are celebrating an unbirthday which makes perfect sense when explained with the logic that one has 364 days in which to receive an unbirthday present and only one day to celebrate one’s day of birth. The story is whimsical and silly, but