Around The World With 10 Hats

Hats have always been a great expression of culture and heritage all over the world.
Hats have always been a great expression of culture and heritage all over the world.

It’s International Hat Day and the kind of hat you wear can mean different things depending on the choice, occasion or which part of the world you are in. Let’s take a look at some of the traditional head gear around the world.

Japan

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This man wears a traditional kasa at Takayama Spring Festival in Japan. Image by Corbis.

Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil --- Although Carnival is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, it has also a benchmark against which every other carnival is compared and one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe. Almost everyone has heard of the Rio Carnaval. Foreign visitors to it alone number around 500,000 every year. --- Image by © ROBIN UTRECHT FOTOGRAFIE/HillCreek Pictures/Corbis

A woman wears an elaborate headpiece for the Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Brazil. Image by Corbis.

France

18 Feb 2007, Dunkerque, France --- Dunkerque is a small harbor town that celebrates its cultural heritage with a two month long Carnival every year, between late January and early March. The festival is the remainder of the town's traditional send off for its fishermen as they left for the dangerous Icelandic waters. --- Image by © Philippe Lissac /Godong/Corbis

A man celebrates his heritage at the Dunkerque Festival in France. Image by Corbis.

Italy

Women Preparing the Symbolic Host of Festival

Women Preparing the Symbolic Host of Festival in Italy. Image by Corbis

South Africa

13 Feb 1999, South Africa --- Zulu woman holding a basket --- Image by © Hoberman Collection/Corbis

Traditional Zulu headgear. Image by © Hoberman Collection/Corbis

Benin

Masked messengers from Yafin Nigerian King in Benin, West Africa. Image by © Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis

Masked messengers from Yafin Nigerian King in Benin, West Africa. Image by © Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis

Chile

Local children dance group in traditional costumes in Puerto Chacabuco in the Chilean Fjords in southern Chile. Image by © Wolfgang Kaehler/Corbis

Local children dance group in traditional costumes in Puerto Chacabuco in the Chilean Fjords in southern Chile. Image by © Wolfgang Kaehler/Corbis

North America

A woman in Native American headgear, which has become popular all over the world. Image by © moodboard/Corbis

A woman in Native American headgear, which has become popular all over the world. Image by © moodboard/Corbis

Malaysia

Malaysian coopers work making barrels at a winery. Image by © W. Robert Moore/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

Malaysian coopers work making barrels at a winery. Image by © W. Robert Moore/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

Mexico

This female tourist and her bandmate are wearing sombreros from Mexico.  Image by © Hugh Sitton/Corbis

This female tourist and her bandmate are wearing sombreros from Mexico. Image by © Hugh Sitton/Corbis

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