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WORLD SNAKE DAY

When is World Snake Day in 2022?

World Snake Day in 2022 is on the Saturday, 16th of Jul (7/16/2022).

World Snake Day is on the 197th day of 2022. There are 168 days left in the year.

World Snake Day Facts

  • Date: Jul 16, 2022
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The 16th of July is celebrated as World Snake Day. Though a relatively obscure holiday with unclear origins, it is celebrated by wildlife enthusiasts the world over with great passion. Tributes sometimes even make the national news. Given human society's age-old fascination with these beautiful but misunderstood creatures, a day to celebrate them seems only fair.

This holiday is celebrated both virtually and physically, bringing together snake-lovers to rejoice in their common wonder at the marvels of nature's creation. In 1967 a Snake Farm was started in Texas, which was subsequently brought into popular culture in the 1970's through a song by the famous rock band the Ramones. Since then, its tourist appeal has only grown, and it has become an irresistible stop for many travelers on road-trips in the area. July 16th is, naturally, the busiest day of their year, and brings World Snake Day to the attention of many who would otherwise remain ignorant of it. Small NGOs capitalize on the day to conduct awareness programs about snakes for the general public.

An important contribution of World Snake Day is to the cause of conservation of a sometimes dangerous but mostly misrepresented reptile. Snakes live on every continent except Antarctica, and can vary from 32 feet long pythons to tiny vine snakes. Only about one-fourth of all snakes are venomous, and all of them would much rather avoid human contact if they could. Maximum snake bite incidents occur when humans inadvertently step on or otherwise disturb the peaceful creatures. India, with all its stereotypes of snake-charmers, is home to only four venomous snake species, but many destructive superstitions and myths. World Snake Day, conservationists hope, can help remove people's fears and illusions about snakes, and help them gain recognition as a marvelous adaptable apex species.

The sinuous muscles and sharp fangs of snakes have captured the imagination of human societies for centuries, with the earliest known carved representation nearly 12,000 years ago in Turkey. They have played a major role in religion and mythology, from the Bible to the Mahabharata to ancient Egyptian texts. Snakes play an important role in the ecosystem by controlling rodents and pests, and greater awareness can help raise support to understand these elusive creatures further. Common species are sometimes kept as pets, but in a rush for exotic species much damage can be done. For example, the species could become endangered, or be introduced to a new area by mistake, upsetting the ecological balance. The initial reaction on finding a snake for most lay-people remains fear and the desire to kill it. World Snake Day can be used as a tool to educate and inform people about how to deal with snakes, whom to call, resources available to them etc.

World Snake Day Observances

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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Tue
  • Jul 16, 2013
  • Wed
  • Jul 16, 2014
  • Thu
  • Jul 16, 2015
  • Sat
  • Jul 16, 2016
  • Sun
  • Jul 16, 2017
  • Mon
  • Jul 16, 2018
  • Tue
  • Jul 16, 2019
  • Thu
  • Jul 16, 2020
  • Fri
  • Jul 16, 2021
  • Sat
  • Jul 16, 2022

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01Global Family Day
TuesdayTueJan 04, 2022Jan 04World Braille Day
TuesdayTueJan 11, 2022Jan 11International Thank-You Day
SundaySunJan 30, 2022Jan 30World Leprosy Day
SaturdaySatFeb 12, 2022Feb 12Darwin Day
MondayMonFeb 21, 2022Feb 21International Mother Language Day
TuesdayTueFeb 22, 2022Feb 22World Thinking Day
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01International Day of the Seal
TuesdayTueMar 08, 2022Mar 08International Women's Day
SundaySunMar 20, 2022Mar 20World Frog Day
MondayMonMar 21, 2022Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
TuesdayTueMar 22, 2022Mar 22World Water Day
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2022Mar 23World Meteorological Day
ThursdayThuMar 24, 2022Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 26, 2022Mar 26Earth Hour
SaturdaySatApr 02, 2022Apr 02International Children's Book Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07World Health Day
TuesdayTueApr 12, 2022Apr 12Yuri's Night
SaturdaySatApr 16, 2022Apr 16International Special Librarians Day
ThursdayThuApr 21, 2022Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
FridayFriApr 22, 2022Apr 22Earth Day
SaturdaySatApr 23, 2022Apr 23World Book Day
MondayMonApr 25, 2022Apr 25World Penguin Day
MondayMonApr 25, 2022Apr 25World Malaria Day
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03World Press Freedom Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05International Midwives Day
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08World Red Cross Day
TuesdayTueMay 10, 2022May 10World Lupus Day
ThursdayThuMay 12, 2022May 12International Nurses Day
FridayFriMay 13, 2022May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
SundaySunMay 15, 2022May 15International Day of Families
TuesdayTueMay 17, 2022May 17World Hypertension Day
WednesdayWedMay 18, 2022May 18International Museum Day
SaturdaySatMay 21, 2022May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
SundaySunMay 22, 2022May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
MondayMonMay 23, 2022May 23World Turtle Day
TuesdayTueMay 24, 2022May 24World Schizophrenia Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25Towel Day
TuesdayTueMay 31, 2022May 31World No-Tobacco Day
WednesdayWedJun 01, 2022Jun 01World Milk Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03World Bicycle Day
SundaySunJun 05, 2022Jun 05World Environment Day
WednesdayWedJun 08, 2022Jun 08World Ocean Day
TuesdayTueJun 14, 2022Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
ThursdayThuJun 16, 2022Jun 16International Day of the African Child
FridayFriJun 17, 2022Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
MondayMonJun 20, 2022Jun 20World Refugee Day
TuesdayTueJun 21, 2022Jun 21International Yoga Day
SundaySunJun 26, 2022Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
MondayMonJul 11, 2022Jul 11World Population Day
SaturdaySatJul 16, 2022Jul 16World Snake Day
ThursdayThuJul 28, 2022Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 07, 2022Aug 07International Friendship Day
MondayMonAug 08, 2022Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
TuesdayTueAug 09, 2022Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
WednesdayWedAug 10, 2022Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
FridayFriAug 12, 2022Aug 12International Youth Day
SaturdaySatAug 13, 2022Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
SundaySunAug 14, 2022Aug 14World Lizard Day
TuesdayTueAug 23, 2022Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
ThursdayThuSep 08, 2022Sep 08International Literacy Day
TuesdayTueSep 13, 2022Sep 13International Chocolate Day
ThursdayThuSep 15, 2022Sep 15Software Freedom Day
ThursdayThuSep 15, 2022Sep 15International Day of Democracy
FridayFriSep 16, 2022Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
MondayMonSep 19, 2022Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
WednesdayWedSep 21, 2022Sep 21World Gratitude Day
ThursdayThuSep 22, 2022Sep 22World Car-Free Day
ThursdayThuSep 29, 2022Sep 29Inventors Day
ThursdayThuSep 29, 2022Sep 29World Heart Day
SaturdaySatOct 01, 2022Oct 01International Music Day
SaturdaySatOct 01, 2022Oct 01World Ballet Day
SundaySunOct 02, 2022Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03World Temperance Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04World Animal Day
WednesdayWedOct 05, 2022Oct 05World Teacher's Day
MondayMonOct 10, 2022Oct 10World Mental Health Day
SundaySunOct 16, 2022Oct 16World Food Day
MondayMonOct 17, 2022Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
MondayMonOct 24, 2022Oct 24United Nations Day
SaturdaySatOct 29, 2022Oct 29International Internet Day
TuesdayTueNov 08, 2022Nov 08World Town Planning Day
MondayMonNov 14, 2022Nov 14World Diabetes Day
WednesdayWedNov 16, 2022Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
SaturdaySatNov 19, 2022Nov 19World Toilet Day
MondayMonNov 21, 2022Nov 21World Television Day
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
WednesdayWedNov 30, 2022Nov 30International Computer Security Day
ThursdayThuDec 01, 2022Dec 01World Aids Day
FridayFriDec 02, 2022Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
MondayMonDec 05, 2022Dec 05International Volunteers Day
WednesdayWedDec 07, 2022Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
SaturdaySatDec 10, 2022Dec 10Human Rights Day