Western Monarch Day is an annual celebration observed on February 5th of every year. Butterflies are the ever-loved creatures of all people of different age groups. They fly a little higher and travel from place to place. Western Monarch is one variety of butterflies that makes its annual migrations to the central coast of California. As with varying circumstances, It is found to be declining in number. To encourage people to save them and protect them from any further drop, the day is celebrated. The Day also celebrates and pays homage to the thousands of butterflies that make their return.

“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” – Gary Zukav

History of Western Monarch Day

The history, origin, founder, and year from when Western Monarch Day was celebrated are unknown. However, this day celebrates the butterfly variety with a stunning mix of both grace and beauty. They return to the central California coast during February to spend the winter from October to March. Thus, the creator or organization has created a special day for the Western Monarch in the same month. The Western Monarch’s migration is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.

Western Monarch Day 2018 - February 5

Western Monarch butterflies will combine gold, red, yellow, and orange. Their migration can be tracked from the north and east to south and west and then back again. They fly across the landscape, taking over the job of pollination. However, no individual butterfly will complete the entire round trip, and at least four generations are involved in this annual cycle. With a higher percentage of its population being declined, many organizations are involved in protecting this endangered species.

Other Celebrations on February 5

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How to Celebrate the day

You can indulge yourself in protecting this endangered butterfly species by educating the people about the threats faced by the Western Monarch. Join hands with organizations or conservation groups as a way to help them breed more safely. You can plant milkweed in your yard as it is one of the main plants on which the western monarchs depend. Give them a place to rest themselves by planting the milkweed. You can visit Pismo Beach in California, where the Western Monarch Butterflies overwinter on this California coast. Share your views and pictures of the day on social media using the hashtag #WesternMonarchDay.

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