National Serpent Day
National Serpent Day is celebrated on February 1 of every year. If you love Serpent, then this day is for you. National Serpent Day is observed to acknowledge serpents. Snakes are recognised as the symbol of medicine, good, evil, fertility etc. and they have been both worshipped and feared. There are nearly 3,000 species of snakes are existing around the world. The smallest snake in the world is the Barbados thread snake, and the longest snake in the world is called as reticulated python.
“The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce a man, but cannot become a man.” – Franz Kafka.
History of National Serpent Day
The origin and history of National Serpent Day are not known. Snakes are always considered as dangerous, but actually, they are good creatures to have around. Snakes are also related to healing, For example, a snake wrapped around a staff is the sign of medicine. In the history, these serpents are feared and worshipped. According to myths, the Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl entered to earth in human shape and brought wealth and happiness to the Toltec capital of Tollan. The serpent is also an interesting biblical sign. On the other hand, Satan is called as the serpent in Christianity and also it was a serpent that induced Eve to eat the apple. The serpents are thought as a nature spirit in the Hindu regions of Asia. According to Aztec faith, serpents are the guardians of wells, rivers, and springs and they bring fertility and rain.
Other Celebrations on February 1
February 1 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate National Serpent Day
On National Serpent Day, learn the ancient stories about these serpents and research about the Serpents and how they are useful in medicine. If you like to see a serpent, then go to a nearby zoo and enjoy seeing it on the day as humans always have an interest in serpents. Also, post pictures and share your thoughts about the day with others on social media using the hashtag #SerpentDay.