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I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day
Cowboys and Cowgirls Day is a holiday that preserves the culture of cowboys and proves every year that their contribution to the US heritage is simply enormous. This day is a real symbol of the West, an excellent occasion to remember history and learn something new.
The term “Cowboys” appeared in 1725, it was applied to a person who had a ranch, raised cattle and managed them while sitting on a horse.
Initially, pastures in the Wild West were unfenced and animals had to be raised together with other owners, later separate paddocks were settled.
After the Civil War, cowboys created their own code that dictated the rules of conduct. Some of them: be tough but fair; finish what you started; keep your promises; be honest and courageous; take pride in your work and do your best to improve, etc.
Agree, such correct laws are applicable now!
It is important to know:
- cowboys didn’t clash with Native Americans, this is considered a myth. In fact, the problems were only with the US government;
- many women successfully managed the ranch, one of the famous representatives of Annie Oakley;
- rodeo – a favorite pastime of cowboys;
- the cowboy is perceived as an American all over the world because of the many films.
How to celebrate
Cowboys and Cowgirls Day is a great time to learn about cowboy history. Many specially buy traditional clothes and go to the ranch, ride horses.
Listen to cowboy songs or watch entertaining movies.
Each year, the NDOC gives awards to companies or individuals that preserve the history of cowboy culture. Join the movement too!
When is I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day celebrated in 2022?
I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day is observed on August 15 each year.