Thursday, April 2, 2020 is National Ferret Day in the United States.
National Ferret Day has become a day to promote and to educate the public about the European ferret, the domestic ferret owned as a house pet by millions of households worldwide, including the US. Online Ferret Community allFerrets, welcomes all ferret enthusiasts to participate in ferret-related activities.
Celebrated for at least two decades prior to its gaining “official” status in the United States, National Ferret Day was promoted by ferret owner 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 not entirely clear. The day was not listed in the federal records as of 1994. However, National Ferret Day has been on the US calendar of the National Special Events Registry [http://www.celebratetoday.com/register.html] listing special holidays, since 1995 according to John Kremer, president of Open Horizons, the company that operates the registry.
“International Ferret Day”
The United States is not alone in observance of 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: