National Serpent Day:
National Serpent Day, proclaimed on February 1st, acknowledges all snakes and serpents.
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Why National Serpent Day?
They have always been used as a symbol of evil, medicine, fertility, and much more throughout religions and cultures, and this day is to step by step cancel out this thought in a human mind that they are just reptiles and they coexist.
There are more than 2000 species of snakes on the Earth, ranging from different shapes and sizes and the level of harm that they cause. The biggest snakes in the world are the python and anaconda; they are as heavy as their names too. And on the other hand, the smallest snake is just 4 inches and is called the Barbados thread snake. Now I bet most of us didn’t know this? And it is this specific reason as to why this day is celebrated. To increase awareness.
How Can We Observe National Serpent Day:
Not all you see and hear about snakes is true, and you need to know that and acknowledge that and what you can do to acknowledge the fact and celebrate the day is:
- Read Up
Read books or do your research and study about the different types of snakes that are on earth; there are tons of stuff you don’t know. And maybe while researching about it, you will probably have more information on the types of snakes, and in case someday you were to encounter a snake situation, you would know how to deal with it.
- Visit a Zoo
If you are someone who cannot read without practical experience, We suggest you take a trip to the nearest zoo that has snakes and find out more about them there and see how innocent there are for real.
- Watch and Learn
There are other ways too you could watch a documentary instead about snakes of all kids learn more about them, bet there are tones of them on the internet or watch youtube where people go deep into forests and talk about their experiences with snakes while holding them in their hands. Bet that would restore your faith that they are not as bad as they look.
- Show Some Love
We all hat on each other and the creatures for no reason at all; I agree there are a few very harmful snakes, but most snakes attack as a reflex if they feel their life is being threatened, so it is only fair to take this fact into cognizance and do your part spread awareness, there are a few people who have pet snakes, and you can talk to them and make them bring the snakes to your house. You could take pictures, and videos of yourself holding them and show the world how they are poor little harmless creatures and use these hashtags,#NationalSerpentDay,#SerpantDay ,#Peoplearetheonlyharmfulsnakes #Snakesmyhomies #Snakesnotharmful #SERPENT #SNAKEYJAKEY
Interesting Facts About the Serpent Day:
To understand that something is not as we perceive it, we need more information on it; we bring you a few facts about snakes that are interesting and new. Read on:
- Most snakes are nocturnal or active during the night time so the risk of you encountering a snake in the daylight is low, although not completely impossible; they have their own needs, you know?
- They use their tongues to smell the air and not to creep us out. They are trying to breathe, bro.
- Snakes are Cold-blooded and need to be in the sun to regulate their body temperatures.
- A lot of the snakes lay eggs, and some give birth.
- Snake venom has been investigated for medicinal purposes for several years, from anti-tumor therapies to antibacterial properties.
History Of National Serpent Day:
Serpents have been both despised and admired, at times concurrently, in human history. Quetzalcoatl is a Mesoamerican god whose worship was first recorded in Teotihuacan in the first century BCE or CE. Between 600 and 900 AD, the benevolence of the figure spread across Mesoamerica. Quetzalcoatl, also recognized as “the Plumed Serpent,” was an omnipotent entity, design, story, historical figure, and symbol in Aztec culture. According to legend, he was incarnated on Earth and created Tollan, the magnificent capital of the Toltecs. Quetzalcoatl embodied the universal search for meaning in life and was the Aztecs’ protector of water and rain, a vital commodity.