About National Hello Kitty Day
For over 60 years Sanrio’s world of 400+ characters has created new and lasting friendships for generations of girls through enhancing the every day through the philosophy of small gift, big smile.
Hello Kitty and Friends have taught fans and friends to believe that a gift is more than just a gift. It is a means of sharing heartfelt feelings for others, a token big or small, to celebrate what makes us all special and unique.
What began as a brand that inspired cheerful expression, Sanrio continues its legacy of comforting audiences across generations, cultures, experiences and more.
On November 1st we celebrate kindness, sharing and accepting friends for who they are.
Hello Kitty is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, created by Yuko Shimizu and currently designed by Yuko Yamaguchi. Sanrio depicts Hello Kitty as a young female gijinka (anthropomorphization) of a Japanese Bobtail cat with a red bow and no mouth.
According to her backstory, she is a perpetual 3rd-grade student who lives outside of London. Kitty and her twin sister, Mimi, celebrate their birthday on November 1st 1974.
- Did you know? If Thai policemen break the law, they have to wear a Hello Kitty armband!.