Since 2009, many countries celebrate each last Saturday of April as international Save The Frogs Day. In 2021 this will be April 24th today. Reason enough to include this day of action, which is intended to draw attention to the endangerment of amphibians, in the calendar of curious holidays from around the world and to tell its story in this article. So why are we celebrating Save the Frogs Day today?
Who started Save The Frogs Day?
As with many other days of action in the field of animal and environmental protection, Save The Frog Day also has very specific information about its background (see also the other contributions from the calendar of the days of environmental action). But one after anonther.
Specifically, the initiative goes back to the animal welfare organization of the same name and the year 2009. Save The Frogs proclaims that with this day of action they are organizing the world’s largest event on the subject of protection and education in matters of amphibians.
The initiators emphasize above all the creation of public awareness of the danger to frogs, which in many places is caused by the loss of habitat. So far with some success, because since 2009 1051 different events have been held in more than 60 different countries worldwide.
This day of action also fits perfectly into the series of thematically similar days of action. As an example, reference is made to the following dates:
- Penguin Awareness Day on January 20,
- Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21,
- International Polar Bear Day on February 27,
- World Lion Day on August 10,
- International Rabbit Day) on September 27,
- the World Animal Day on 4 October or
- Hug-a-Shark-Day on the first Sunday in December.
Why does Save The Frogs Day fall on the last Saturday in April?
As already indicated at the beginning, Save The Frogs Day is a curious day of action with a flexible date. In contrast to many other occasions gathered here, there is also a specific reason for this choice.
According to the official website, Save The Frog has decided on the last Saturday in April, as the frogs are already active this month and the temperatures allow excursions into nature. In addition, most schools and universities are usually located here in the middle of the school year or semester, so that neither holidays nor upcoming exams stand in the way of today’s day of action.
Accordingly, as a small service, the following is an overview of all upcoming dates for Save The Frogs Day. Nobody should say that he / she did not know anything about it. 😉
- Saturday April 27, 2019
- Saturday April 25, 2020
- Saturday April 24th 2021
- Saturday April 30th 2022
- Saturday April 29, 2023
- Saturday April 27, 2024
- Saturday, April 26, 2025
- Saturday, April 25, 2026
- Saturday April 24, 2027
- Saturday April 29, 2028
- Saturday, April 28, 2029
- Saturday 27 April 2030
Against this background, it is also interesting that Save the Frogs Day shares its flexible date with World Veterinary Day, which is also celebrated on the last Saturday in April. In any case, thematically appropriate. But to what extent this (dt. For crimes committed also on this date International Sculpture Day International Day of the sculpture ) is true, I can not say.