World Rat Day
World Rat Day comes on April 4 of every year. Rats are different medium-sized, long-tailed rodents belongs to the superfamily called Muroidea. Typically Rats are distinguished from mice by their size only. The muroid family is complicated and very broad. Scientifically the terms such as rat and mouse are not confined to the members of the Rattus and Mus genera. The World Rat Day is created to acknowledge the Rat as a wonderful pet and companion animal for the people of all ages.
“Our everyday cares, making a living, the crazy rat race of life, often make us forget the value of a good deed. Thus the goodness that exists within each and every one of us is covered with layer upon layer of indifference and unawareness. In fact, we almost have to be reminded of the fact that goodness is there inside us.” – Shari Arison.
History of World Rat Day
On April 4, 1995, the first digest of the world’s most significant running discussion for the rats, ratlist was sent out. Then in 2002, the movement was started among the Rat lovers to celebrate the World Rat Day, and the April 4 was chosen as the day was unusual for the inception of Ratlist. From 1995, Ratlist boasted nearly 2300 members and served as a meeting location and clean house for the pet care information. James Kittock and Robyn Arthur, the current custodians, took over the group on April 4th and making it the perfect day for World Rat Day.
Other Celebrations on April 4
April 4 is also celebrated as
- International Carrot Day
- National Walk Around Things Day
- National Cordon Bleu Day
- Vitamin C Day
- National Day Of Hope
- National Tell A Lie Day
How to celebrate the World Rat Day
Celebrating the World Rat Day is quite simple and easy to remember. Just send some greeting cards to the Rat lovers around the world. To make a special day for you give some gifts and tasty treats to your favorite pets and take photos and videos of them. Then share those pictures on social media’s using #WorldRatDay.