Are you an animal lover looking for an excuse to celebrate? You might not be surprised to learn that U.S. holidays include official pet holidays, including “National Day of the Horse” (Dec. 13). But how about “National Elephant Appreciation Day”?
Yep. You name the animal, and there’s probably an event or day to celebrate it. So if you’re looking for an excuse to invite your neighbors over, pick a month and a pet, and celebrate. Your choice of animal days is also a great excuse to educate the community about your favorite animals. Here are a few that don’t get much attention:
National Penguin Awareness Day, Jan. 20
Hedgehog Day, February 2
Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month, March
National Frog Month, April
Save the Rhino Day, May 1
National Bald Eagle Day, June 20
Cow Appreciation Day, July 15
National Homeless Animal Day, Aug. 20
National Elephant Appreciation Day, Sept. 22
National Squirrel Awareness Month, Oct.
Adopt A Turkey Month, Nov.
National Day of the Horse, Dec. 13
Do you celebrate any of the above-mentioned holidays? How? Leave a comment to let us know!