National Caves And Karst Day

National Caves and Karst Day is a holiday observed annually on the 6th of June. The purpose of this day is to raise public awareness about the importance of caves in the environment and their contribution to the health of the broader ecosystem.

This holiday is observed in the U.S. and aims to highlight the resource-rich nature of caves and the diverse wildlife that dwells within them. It offers a perfect opportunity for students to learn more about caves and the ecosystems they support, and for people to engage in some serious exploration of caves.

The History of National Caves and Karst Day

This holiday was created with little fanfare in 2017. Despite its quiet introduction, it didn’t take long for it to gain popularity. It has now become a holiday observed by teachers, students, spelunkers, and anyone else interested in caves and the mysteries they hold.

Observing National Caves and Karst Day

No formal education is required to celebrate this holiday. Anyone can take the time to learn more about the caves around them or about some of the larger cave systems in North America.

People can also venture into their local cave systems. However, we recommend that unless a person has experience with deep cave exploration, they should stick to the upper portions of the system. This holiday is also an excellent day for teachers to educate their students about the role of caves in the environment.

After all, it’s not just an important topic of discussion but can also be a fun one. Finally, people can observe this holiday by spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #NationalCavesAndKarstDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 6 Thursday
Next year (2025)
June 6 Friday
Last year (2023)
June 6 Tuesday
Nature & Environment