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What is Winter Bash all about?

Are hats just a temporary winter feature or they will be kept for the rest of the year?

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marked as duplicate by hims056, animuson, Toon Krijthe, gnat, Bo Persson Dec 20 '12 at 7:46

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Somewhat related: What do hats get me after January 4th? – Austin Henley Dec 19 '12 at 18:12
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From the FAQ:

What happens after January 4th?

After January 4th, the sites go back to normal and all hats disappear. This is meant to be a fun end-of-year celebration, not a permanent addition to the site.

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I should read it. <facepalm> – totymedli Dec 19 '12 at 18:13
Exact duplicate answer :) – hims056 Dec 20 '12 at 6:26
:( that's no fun – solvingPuzzles Jan 7 '13 at 4:02

Hats will last until 4 January 2013 after which point they will disappear.

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