This October is sure to be an exciting one for squirrels everywhere. This week marks the first National Squirrel Awareness Week. Not to be confused with National Squirrel Appreciation Day, which typically falls on January 21, the focus of this week is education, and takes place over the second week of the month.
The squirrels join the ranks of species celebrating their existence this October, including Sheltered Dogs, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and German-Americans.
Animals everywhere are expected to take part in the festivities by learning about squirrel behavior, engaging in community-building activities like visiting neighborhood bird feeders and taunting labradors. In a heartwarming show of solidarity, even the chipmunks, love-able cousins to the squirrel, have been taking part, despite, or perhaps because of, the absence of their own official holiday.
No one knows quite what to expect from this, the momentous first National Squirrel Awareness Week, but local squirrels are already setting precedents for future generations by hoarding acorns, collecting bits of string, and ignoring dumb holidays in the squirrel tradition.
National Squirrel Awareness Week - scarysquirrel.org