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National Dolphin Day

Dolphin Day

About National Dolphin Day

When is National Dolphin Day? This holiday is always observed on April 14

Today is National Dolphin Day, an April 14 holiday. Flipper, the TV dolphin would be so proud to know that this day is in honor of him and his fellow aquatic friends. He was the star of a television show bearing his name. Flipper, the heroic dolphin, debuted on September 19, 1964, and ran through 1967.

But, this special day is not just about Flipper. It is about all dolphins. While we think of them as fish, dolphins are actually mammals. They are friendly and intelligent. Dolphins are easily trained to do a variety of things and readily interact with humans. They live in shallow waters and continental shelves, leading to frequent sitings and human contact. Growing from 4 to 30 feet long, their main diet is fish and squid.

We are surprised that this is called a “National” day, as there are many dolphin-themed events and educational programs around the world on this day. It seems like everyone around the world loves dolphins. So, this would be better titled as an international day.

How to Celebrate in National Dolphin Day

You can celebrate National Dolphin Day in many ways, including:

  • Go to an aquarium to see dolphins.
  • Read about dolphins
  • Seek out one of the many special events for this day.
  • Support groups seeking to protect dolphins.
  • Watch the old television show “Flipper”.

Thought for Today

Dolphins are so smart, that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

History and Origin of National Dolphin Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day.

Without any information from the creator of this day, we may never know if this is a true national holiday. We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

More April 14 Holidays

Here are more April 14 holidays we are sure you will enjoy:

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Look up at the Sky Day – don’t you have anything better to do?

National Pecan Day

Reach as High as You Can Day

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