International Rabbit Day
International Rabbit Day® is a holiday that’s observed on the last Saturday of September and celebrates these small mammals from the family Leporidae. All throughout history, rabbits have symbolized luck, fertility, and creativity, which has made them popular symbols for many cultures all over the world.
It’s also a creature that’s associated with springtime and new beginnings, which is why it’s a popular animal for Easter celebrations. It also happens to be a very cute animal, and that’s why many people all over the world are going to be celebrating it this holiday. How is this holiday celebrated? Well, let’s take a moment to find out below.
The History Of International Rabbit Day
This holiday was created by The Rabbit Charity in the United Kingdom in 1998. This holiday was created to raise the public’s awareness about the challenges that many species of rabbits around the world face.
Rabbits are near threatened and their population has been declining due to predation by feral dogs and cats, and by the loss of the habitat. Many of the rabbit species that are in the most peril are the ones that can be found in Southeast Asia.
Although International Rabbit Day® was originally observed in the United Kingdom, it soon spread to the rest of the world as well.
Some Cool Facts About Rabbits
Below are some cool facts about rabbits that we feel everyone will enjoy. After learning that many species of rabbits are in decline, we decided to find out what else we didn’t know about rabbits. What we uncovered amazed us, and that’s why we decided to share these facts with everyone in this article. We hope they prove to be educational and entertaining.
- Rabbits are social and are therefore the happiest when they’re around other rabbits.
- A rabbit can live up to 12 years, sometimes even longer.
- Rabbits have almost 360-degree vision, and their ears can turn 180 degrees.
- Baby rabbits are known as kittens.
- Overgrown teeth are a condition that is very common in rabbits.
- Carrots are high in sugar and should only be fed to pet rabbits in very small quantities.
Observing International Rabbit Day
International Rabbit Day® is a holiday that can be observed by learning more about rabbits and the challenges they face these days. People can also take the time to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #InternationalRabbitDay on social media.
Another way that this holiday can be observed is by donating to an organization such as the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund or the Rabbit Welfare Association.