National Caves And Karst Day

National Caves and Karst Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 6th of June every year. The purpose of this day is to raise the public’s awareness about how caves are an important part of the environment and help to contribute to the health of the greater overall ecosystem.

This holiday is observed in the U.S., and as such, wants to highlight how resource-rich caves are and the diverse amount of wildlife that dwells in them. This is the perfect opportunity for students to learn more about caves and the ecosystems they support, and for people to head into some caves for some serious exploration.

The History Of National Caves And Karst Day

This holiday was created without much fanfare in 2017. Even though it had somewhat of a quiet introduction to the world, it didn’t take long for it to gain a bit of popularity. It has now become a holiday that’s observed by teachers, students, spelunkers, and anyone else who has any kind of interest in caves and the mysteries that lay within them.

Observing National Caves And Karst Day

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

People can even take the time to make forays into their local cave system. However, we would recommend that unless a person has experience with deep cave exploration they confine themselves to the upper portions of the system. This holiday is also a good day for teachers to teach their students about the role of caves in the environment.

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

When is it?
This year (2023)
June 6 Tuesday
Next year (2024)
June 6 Thursday
Last year (2022)
June 6 Monday
Nature & Environment