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I just got awarded the "Winter Is Coming" hat - it's still the 19th? The hat is for the 20th!

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What is going on?

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, Flyk, Azik, James, Time Traveling Bobby Dec 19 '13 at 12:57

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You should get the Link to the future hat for that (if there is one). –  juergen d Dec 19 '13 at 12:26
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Small tip from own experience: always save screenshots in .png format and not .jpg and you'll have much better quality. :) –  Shadow Wizard Dec 19 '13 at 12:35

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Oh, it's already December 20th 02:27 AM in Kiritimati.

And as stated here:

we over-awarded the hat so that people in Auckland / Tokyo / Shanghai / Vanuatu wouldn't have to wait until their midday to receive it.

...and later on:

This behavior will also occur for the other hats that are date-sensitive

This was in Winter Bash 2012 but can't see any reason to change the behavior in 2013. :)

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Wow. some people are in the future –  Tijesunimi Dec 19 '13 at 12:29
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I was just looking this up...but shouldn't everything be UTC? –  Time Traveling Bobby Dec 19 '13 at 12:29
    
@TimeTravelingBobby posts yes but hats no. Will look up old official statement. –  Shadow Wizard Dec 19 '13 at 12:29
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meta.stackexchange.com/a/159748/161198 @ShadowWizard –  Bart Dec 19 '13 at 12:43

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