Faith informed me that January 21, 2011 is “National Squirrel Appreciation Day.” Remarkably, I’ve never blogged about this. Or I have and I’ve forgotten and it’s in the lost portion of the archives. Either way, I’m posting about it now.
After a bit of googling, I tracked down the origins of this festive day. Apparently, North Carolina Wildlife Rehabilitator Christy Hargrove declared January 21 to be Squirrel Appreciation Day back in 2001. I can’t find any evidence that this has been declared an official holiday anywhere, but you can still celebrate if you want, I won’t stop you.
I might mock you, but I won’t stop you.
Wait – it’s on the Hallmark website so it must be a real holiday.