National Sea Monkey Day
About National Sea Monkey Day
When is National Sea Monkey Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 16
It’s National Sea Monkey Day. This amazing May 16 holiday celebrates an amazing, novelty aquatic pet that comes alive when placed in water. Children and adults are fascinated by these creatures, that almost instantly are born when placed in water. Sea monkeys have fascinated children and adults for decades. Ask any adult if they ever had one as a child. They will almost definitely tell you they received a sea monkey kit for Christmas or their birthday.
The creation and marketing of sea monkeys is nothing short of marketing genius. They created a must-have sea monkey kit that includes a small tank, a packet containing the eggs of soon-to-be sea monkeys, and food for them. The most amazing marketing genius was in selecting the name. The marketers called them “Sea Monkeys”. However, they are not monkeys at all. Rather, they are brine shrimp, a not-so-attractive name. The sea monkey kits are a long-term product success, as parents and grandparents can’t resist giving the kits to children as gifts.
If you have never had a sea monkey pet as a child, what are you waiting for? It’s National Sea Monkey Day, so go out and buy a kit for yourself!
How to Celebrate and Participate in National Sea Monkey Day
Here are some ways to participate in National Sea Monkey Day:
- Buy a sea monkey kit and watch them grow.
- Spend time with your new pet.
- Give a kit to a child.
- See if you can teach your sea monkey pet to do tricks. Good luck!
Today's Deep Thought
What if the “Hokey Pokey” really is what it’s all about?
History and Origin of National Sea Monkey Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day.
This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish and identify true national days.
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