World Snake Day

People tend not to have mixed feelings about snakes. They either like them or avoid them at all costs. Since people who hate snakes are unlikely to observe World Snake Day, a holiday we’re now going to talk about, we assume that everyone here is in the pro-snake camp.

That’s good because this holiday is a fun day for people to learn more about snakes or, if the mood strikes them, buy a new snake. Everyone interested in any or all of the 3,500+ snake species in the world will probably want to mark July 16th on their calendar because this is the day we celebrate the snake.

The History Of World Snake Day

Unfortunately, World Snake Day is a holiday that doesn’t have much of a verifiable history. We don’t know who invented this holiday, when it was invented, or why it was invented. Okay, we can speculate that it was probably invented by people who love snakes, but that’s all we can speculate about this holiday.

Some Fun Facts About Snakes

Below are some fun facts about snakes that we gathered together while researching this holiday. Anyone and everyone observing World Snake Day will probably want to take a few moments out of their day to check out the following facts. After all, even dedicated snake lovers may be able to learn something new from this list of facts.

  • There are only six places in the world without native snakes. These include Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, and New Zealand.
  • Depending on the species, a snake’s skeleton has 600 to 1800 bones.
  • Approximately 70% of all snakes lay eggs.

Observing World Snake Day

Snake lovers don’t have to purchase a snake from a pet store to observe this holiday, but that is something that people do.

Other things that people do on this day include learning more about the thousands of snakes in the world — both the nonvenomous ones and the 700+ venomous snake species. Where do snakes live? What do they eat, and how are they adapted to their environments? These are all questions people can ask themselves on this day.

People can also take the time on this holiday to spread the word about World Snake Day using the hashtag #WorldSnakeDay online. This is a great day for people interested in snakes and for dedicated snake lovers.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 16 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
July 16 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
July 16 Sunday