World Animal Day

Category: Animals
World Animal Day around the world in 2024

About World Animal Day

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Dates of World Animal Day
2025 InternationalOct 4
International Sat, Oct 4Observances Holiday
2024 InternationalOct 4
International Fri, Oct 4Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalOct 4
International Wed, Oct 4Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalOct 4
International Tue, Oct 4Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalOct 4
International Mon, Oct 4Observances Holiday
Summary
The mission of World Animal day is to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.

The aim of World Animal Day is to celebrate animal life in all its forms as well as humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom. October 4th was chosen because it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi (a saint who is well known for his love of animals), however, the day is not restricted to any particular religion.

The Day was set up in 1931 as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated in countries throughout the world.

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