Happy World Animal Day

real-bear-teddyOctober 4th is World Animal Day which pays tribute to all animals. It also tries to gather attention and highlight endangered species and call for ways for them to be saved. As any fan of stuffed animals we also love real animals as well and join to the initiative.

World Animal Day was started in 1931 in Florence. The date has been chosen as October 4th because it is also the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

The day goes beyond nationality, politics, faith and so on. It is a day dedicated to animals and throughout the world there are many different events. Some are charities, others are serious help for animals and their homes. There are also a lot of events simply celebrating animals.

No events in your area? You can give a nod to World Animal Day with your stuffed animals as well. Have a quick party with your stuffies for example. Or post a few pics of them and your real pets together.

And also remember that both real animals and stuffed animals need care and attention every day, not only on October 4th. This day is just a way to remind ourselves of that. Happy World Animal Day again and have a good time.