National Seashell Day

Just about everyone knows what seashells are. They are the protective outer layers used by some animals that live in the ocean or on the beach, with most of them coming from mollusks. Historically, seashells have meant much more than that to human beings. Humans have used them to make jewelry and for other artistic creations for thousands of years, and they’ve been seen as symbols of femininity, good fortune, and rebirth, too. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that they have been graced with their own holiday—a holiday known as National Seashell Day, which is observed on the first day of summer.

Interesting Facts About Seashells

Let’s do a deep dive into the subject of seashells so we can do a better job of celebrating this summer holiday. Does that sound like a plan to you? If it does, then allow us to regale you with the following quick seashell facts:

Seashells are mobile homes for a wide variety of different animals, including mollusks and hermit crabs.

Hermit crabs use the discarded shells of dead mollusks as their homes.

There are still a lot of things that scientists don’t know about seashells.

Observing National Seashell Day

National Seashell Day is a holiday that’s fun to enjoy. All one has to do is head to their local beach and try to find some seashells. Yes, we know that some people don’t live close to a beach and will have to use the day to search for seashells online or take the time to learn more about seashells. It’s also a good day to find some of the fantastic seashell art that exists out there in the world. Be sure that while you’re enjoying this holiday, you use the hashtag #NationalSeashellDay to spread the word about it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 20 Thursday
Next year (2025)
June 21 Saturday
Last year (2023)
June 21 Wednesday
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