National Wildlife Day
National Wildlife Day is a very new holiday, having been founded in 2005 by Colleen Paige. Ms. Paige wanted to bring awareness to the number of endangered animals that need to be preserved and rescued and also to acknowledge zoos and outstanding animal sanctuaries for everything they do to help animals.
When is National Wildlife Day?
This holiday was moved from September 4th to February 22nd for the first time in 2018. It is celebrated on the same day every year
Type of Holiday?
Fun and to bring awareness to a cause
How is the holiday celebrated?
- Partner with a local animal sanctuary to host a fun and educational event
- Help to promote an event at your local zoo or library by handing out flyers and posting info so others are also made aware
- Suggest to your local zoo, school, library, nonprofit organization or animal sanctuary about hosting a National Wildlife Day event
National Wildlife Day Facts:
- Founded by Colleen Paige
- National Wildlife Day was originally on September 4th, before changing to February 22nd in honor of Steve Irwin, a true wildlife lover
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 22nd:
- George Washington – 1st President of the United States
- Kyle MacLachlan – Actor
- Steve Irwin – Television Personality/Deceased
- Robert Kardashian – Lawyer
- Ted Kennedy – U.S. Senator/Deceased
- Drew Barry – Actress
- Julius Erving – Famous Basketball Player
Popular Social Media Hashtags:
#wildlife #savethewild #savethearctic #conservation
February is filled with a variety of holidays including Elmo’s Birthday, Stuffed Mushroom Day, National Wear Red Day and let us not forget World Nutella Day. We have you covered whether you are looking for a holiday in a specific month or industry – Special Days of the Month is your go-to place.