National Dress Up Your Pet Day is an American holiday celebrated annually on January 14th. Dedicated to dressing pets in specially tailored outfits.
The corresponding proposal to establish National Dress Up Your Pet Day was made by Colin Page in 2009. She was an expert on pet lifestyle, helping people get in touch with animals, teaching parenting, and more.
Now owners of cats, dogs, hamsters and other animals celebrate this holiday by dressing up their pets in costumes. Clothing can be either ordinary (for example, jackets, sweaters, etc.), or dedicated to some superhero (suit of Yoda, Spider-Man).
The main purpose of the holiday is to strengthen the ties between the pet and the owner. It’s also a great way to show off your creative skills. If your pet doesn’t want to wear clothes, don’t force him. It is necessary to feel the mood of the animal, otherwise nothing good will come of it.
- The first clothes for animals were in the 4th-5th centuries BC. Then the dogs were dressed in a kind of armor to protect them on the battlefield. The clothes for pets that are familiar today began to be used by the British in the 18th century.
- The world’s first catalog of clothing for pets was published by the French company Goyard in 1892.
- Clothing stores for animals (mainly for dogs) began to spread throughout the world in the 20th century.
How to celebrate
In National Dress Up Your Pet Day, sew or buy a new bright costume for your pet that will definitely not go unnoticed by others. Visit exhibitions and festivals held on this day, where pet owners gather to showcase great outfits. The main thing to do this holiday is to pay attention to your pet.
Share information about the holiday on social networks. You can discuss with other users the best outfits, tailoring features and more.
When is National Dress Up Your Pet Day celebrated in 2024?
National Dress Up Your Pet Day is observed on January 14 each year.