Sunday, April 2, 2023, is National Ferret Day in the United States. It has become a day to promote and educate the public about the domestic ferret. Ferrets are owned by by millions households worldwide. Celebrated for at least two decades prior to its gaining “official” status in the United States, Carol Roche (New York) working with ferret organizations to achieve official recognition of April 2nd, through the Chase Calendar Days in 2014.
The origins of a National Ferret Day are unclear. It is not listed in the federal records as of 1994, however, it has been on the US calendar of the National Special Events Registry listing special holidays, since 1995 according to John Kremer, president of Open Horizons, the company that operates the registry.
“International Ferret Day”
The US is not the only country that observes a National Ferret Day-- nor is April 2 the only calendar date reserved for its observance. Reference to its occurrence in February can be found on the Internet, and May 5th has been recognized for National Ferret Day in the United Kingdom since 2007, established by the Ferret Education and Research Trust (FERT).
Regardless of its origins, National Ferret Day can be celebrated in any way you choose to recognize the Ferret as a wonderful pet and member of the household.
How will you celebrate National Ferret Day this year?
Recognizing the Black footed ferret