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Gorilla Suit Day

Gorilla Suit Day

Dates

31st Jan each year
Date: January 31 Origin: Mad Magazine artist Don Martin created the idea of Gorilla Suit Day for a 1963 comic strip in which a character mocks the holiday and is then assaulted by gorillas and people in gorilla suits. Since that time, the holiday has been... [read more]

Roast Suckling Pig Day

Roast Suckling Pig Day

Dates

18th Dec each year
Everyone knows about roast suckling pig, a delicious meal consisting of a pig not even weaned from its mother cooked to perfection, with crispy skin and tender, yet moist meat. But, there is a day to celebrate this delectable meal and that day is called Roast... [read more]

Purebred Dog Day

Purebred Dog Day

Dates

1st May each year
Mutts are adorable, and there is no denying that—their floppy ears, patches of different-coloured fur, and deep loving eyes. For those who just need a friend, someone who will be thrilled to see them when they get home, snuggle on cold evenings and always... [read more]

Numbat Day

Numbat Day

Dates

The 1st Saturday in November
  • 4th Nov, 2017
  • 5th Nov, 2016
The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a small marsupial found in isolated pockets in the south-west of Western Australia. With an estimated wild population of less than 1000, the species faces the threat of extinction. World Numbat Day is a day to celebrate... [read more]

Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week

Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week

Dates

21st Nov each year
The Animals & Society Institute, an organization that studies and promotes human-animal relationships, will be celebrating our first ever Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week, in the second week of November (November 13-19, 2016). We would be very... [read more]

World Snake Day

World Snake Day

Dates

16th Jul each year
Snakes have gotten something of a bad rap over the past few thousand years. What with that one snake tricking that nice lady nice lady into eating an apple way back when, thus condemning the entire human race to mortality, snakes have been mistrusted if not... [read more]

Ferret Day

Ferret Day

Dates

2nd Apr each year
The ferret is a much maligned and misunderstood animal, widely believed to be a smelly, quarrelsome, amoral, biting beast. All you have to do is take a quick look at some of the most popular children’s stories like Wind in the Willows to observe this... [read more]

Fancy Rat & Mouse Day

Fancy Rat & Mouse Day

Dates

12th Nov each year
Fancy Rat & Mouse Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate these beautiful creatures. Not to be confused with wild (black) rats, the Fancy Rat is the domesticated brown rat; while the Fancy Mouse is the domesticated form of the house mouse. Both can be... [read more]
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