World Turtle Day🐢

Category: Animals
World Turtle Day around the world in 2024
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About World Turtle Day

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Dates of World Turtle Day
2025 InternationalMay 23
International Fri, May 23Observances Holiday
2024 InternationalMay 23
International Thu, May 23Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalMay 23
International Tue, May 23Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalMay 23
International Mon, May 23Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalMay 23
International Sun, May 23Observances Holiday
Summary
A special day to appreciate these heroes in a half-shell.

The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.

World Turtle Day is celebrated around the globe in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green summer dresses, to saving turtles caught on highways, to research activities. Turtle Day lesson plans and craft projects encourage teaching about turtles in classrooms.

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