World Octopus Day

The octopus is a strange and mysterious creature that people don’t know a whole lot about. These 8-legged creatures have fascinated human beings for thousands of years, but they’ve actually been on this planet for almost 300 million years. So, we think that they deserve just a little bit more respect than they’ve received in the past.

And fortunately, someone else thought that these aquatic animals deserved a little more respect as well because they’ve created a holiday called World Octopus Day. This is a holiday that’s observed annually on October 8th and encourages everyone to learn more about these creatures.

The History Of World Octopus Day

Although we’re unsure of the exact date when World Octopus Day was invented, we do know that it was invented by The Octopus News Magazine Online. This day coincided with Cephalopod Awareness Day. The 8th day of October was chosen to show appreciation to these eight-legged animals.

Incredible Facts About The Octopus

Wanna learn more about the octopus? If you do, then check out the following facts. We’ve assembled quite a collection of facts about these eight-legged creatures and would like to now share these facts with anyone getting ready to celebrate World Octopus Day. Let’s go through the following facts and see if we can learn just a little bit more about these majestic and mysterious creatures.

  • Octopuses have three hearts, no bones, and can squeeze into some very tight spaces.
  • In non-stimulating environments in captivity, octopuses can become stressed and may resort to eating their own appendages.
  • Octopuses will use tools to interact with their environment.
  • The octopus is an extremely intelligent creature.
  • Some species of octopuses live for less than 6-months.

Observing World Octopus Day

Learning more about the octopus is just one way to observe this holiday. People can also watch documentaries about them or visit their local aquarium to see them in person. People should also spread the word about this day using the hashtag #WorldOctopusDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 8 Sunday
Next year (2024)
October 8 Tuesday
Last year (2022)
October 8 Saturday