Mark Your Calendars: 38 Awesome Animal-Inspired Holidays To Celebrate In 2018 and Beyond


Photo: Flickr/Jon Mountjoy
Photo: Flickr/Jon Mountjoy

The whole month of January is Adopt a Rescued Bird Month, which is further broken down into specific days celebrating various species. For instance, Jan. 20 is Bald Eagle Appreciation Day, aka a great way to celebrate our national animal. Penguin Awareness Day (not to be confused with World Penguin Awareness Day, which is celebrated later in April) is also on Jan. 20. Speaking of black and white, Jan. 31 is International Zebra Day, and a good chance to learn more about one of the world’s most fascinating animals.

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J. Swanson

J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.

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