Howl At The Moon Day And Night

Howl at the Moon Day and Night is a holiday that encourages people to imitate an animal known for howling at the moon: the wolf. It’s a holiday that concerns itself with the welfare of these majestic creatures, who are the literal symbols that mankind has used to describe the wild for thousands of years.

Thanks to human hunting and the alteration of their environment due to climate change, the populations of wolves had been diminishing. However, at the moment of us writing about this holiday, wolf populations do seem to be stable. With that being said, we still think it’s a good idea to observe this holiday on October 26th and give these animals the love and support they deserve.

The History of Howl at the Moon Day and Night

This holiday was created by author Johnny DePalma on April 26, 2009. He dubbed this event as the first Planet Wide Moon Howl Event. After that initial celebration, the holiday was then changed from April to October 26th every year. It’s a day when people can not only be silly but also gives conservationists an opportunity to raise awareness about wolves and about organizations that protect them.

Interesting Facts About Wolves

Let’s go over a few facts about wolves that we feel everyone should know about while they’re celebrating this beloved holiday.

  • The average female wolf weighs anywhere from 60-80 pounds, and the average male weighs anywhere from 70-110 pounds.
  • The average wolf’s foot size is 4 inches wide by 5 inches long.
  • The average wolf has 42 teeth.

Observing Howl at the Moon Day and Night

Go outside and howl at the moon. Let all that primitive pent-up energy out. Once you’ve done that, however, maybe take the time to learn more about wolves and about organizations that help to protect wolves.

It’s also a good day to give money or donate time to these organizations. While you’re howling and helping, just be sure to use the hashtag #HowlAtTheMoonDayAndNight to spread the word about this holiday online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 26 Saturday
Next year (2025)
October 26 Sunday
Last year (2023)
October 26 Thursday
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