Why National Hug a Sheep Day? Because sheep deserve to be hugged for all the warm sweaters, socks your grandma knit for you, and cheese too!

National Hug a Sheep Day : Head to the Nearest Farm!

It’s National Hug a Sheep Day!

Why is there a National Hug a Sheep Day? Because sheep deserve to be hugged for all the hard work they do. You know, all those warm sweaters and those precious socks your grandma knit for you? Oh, and cheese too, and lanolin to make your skin soft.

But most of all, they’re just fun. Have you ever seen a young lamb frolicking in the field, jumping, running circles, and climbing up on rocks? They never fail to bring a little joy to our hears and a smile to our faces, am I right? I have to mention lamb chops too, of course, for those of you who eat meat. Mmm, yum!

Why National Hug a Sheep Day? Because sheep deserve to be hugged for all the warm sweaters, socks your grandma knit for you, and cheese too!

National Hug A Sheep Day is simply a day to remind us to thank them for all the wonderful things they bring to our lives.

History of National Hug A Sheep Day

Hug A Sheep Day was started 24 years ago in honor of a sheep named Punkin, the first sheep the Crazy Sheep Lady of Equinox Farms ever called her own. Punkin was rescued from the Bluegrass Stockyards in 1992 “to prevent something bad from happening to him.”

When Punkin died 12 years later, the Crazy Sheep Lady wanted to do something to commemorate his passing and encourage people everywhere to show how much they love these wild and wooly critters. So Hug A Sheep Day was born, and from there it slowly but surely grew to be an international affair with farms holding open farm days and other related events to help people show up and hug a sheep!

National Hug a Sheep Day celebrates all sheep – wild and domestic alike. Mark your calendars for the last Saturday of every October.

How Can You Celebrate National Hug A Sheep Day?

Hug a sheep, of course! Don’t have one? Go find one, if you can. Go to the nearest farm, knock on the door, and ask, “Can I please hug a sheep today?” Maybe you’ll be lucky and find a farm that’s holding an open farm day.

No farms nearby? I feel sorry for you. Maybe you could hug your wool sweater, or watch TV in your woolly socks today.

What is National Hug a Sheep Day?

Yellow Sheep from Scotland

Whatever you do, here’s a great big shout-out to sheep the world over on this special National Hug a Sheep Day. Let me know if you put your arms around one today.

Source: Days of the Year – Hug a Sheep Day

Image Sources: Creative Commons and Public Domain

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