World Snake Day is celebrated on July 16 of every year. World Snake Day is a day to know and understand much information about carnivorous reptiles, which are on the way to extinction largely because of the myths and superstitions surrounding them. The first reaction to finding a snake for most lay-people remains fear and they want to kill it. World Snake Day is a day to educate and inform people about how to handle snakes, whom to call, resources available to them and much more.
“Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there are the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus, or the staff of Hermes, there’s the two snakes going up it, which means that the venom can also be healing.” – Nicolas Cage
History of World Snake Day
The creator or founder of World Snake Day are still unknown. Snakes are one of the oldest fictitious characters, and it has been honoured by the civilisations across the world. There are nearly 3,458 species of snakes existing in the world, and most of them are in the oceans. They are very efficient predators and plays a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature in every realm. They are fascinating in that they ancient lineage which gives us a glimpse back to the prehistoric time when reptiles ruled the earth. King Cobra is the largest destructive snake in the world, and it kills its victim by strangling it. World Sanke Day provides an opportunity for these reptiles and how much they can contribute to the world as we know it.
Other Celebrations on July 16
July 16 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
Peoples often don’t like snakes and fear what they don’t know. So World Snake Day should be celebrated by learning more about snakes like how they look, how to handle it, what they do, where they live, which one is dangerous and much more. You can also celebrate by drawing the picture of colourful snakes and spread some good reputations. Take photos of those these drawings and post them on social media’s by using the hashtag #WorldSnakeDay.
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