National Mule Day - October 26
Wed, Oct 26, 2022

National Mule Day

National Mule Day is celebrated on October 26 and celebrates these amazing animals. Now they are not as common as before, but this does not play any role – we must appreciate them for the work that they have done at all times. Find out a little more about them and celebrate this date!


It is not known when and where the first mules appeared, but 3000 BC. they were involved in Egypt. Their task was to transport goods and sometimes people as a means of transport. In Asia Minor, animals appeared around 800 BC. and used in similar situations. The stamina of mules is to be envied!

A mule is a hybrid of a male donkey and a female horse. He inherits from his parents a brilliant mind, strength, perseverance, patience, courage, energy, good sports data. The animal does not require a large amount of food, unpretentious care.

National Day can be dated to 1840. Then this day was more dedicated to breeders. In the 1930s, it was formed in a modern way: entertainment events were added.

Interesting facts

Amazing things:

  • mules can make different sounds: the usual donkey “ia” and the neighing of horses. It is noteworthy that such a language is understood simultaneously by two species;
  • animals live long – up to 40 years;
  • when the mule gets tired (which doesn’t happen that often), it just stops. At this time, you need to be patient, because nothing can move it!
  • the little animal knows how to pay a person with what he feels himself. If you respect him and treat him with dignity, he will become a faithful assistant to the owner and will never betray.
  • during military operations, animals were used as carriers of artillery cannons.

How to celebrate

Visit the zoo and meet the mules in person! With the consent of the head of the organization, you can feed the animals. Donate the amount to charitable foundations. Study the history of their appearance and character – tell the children!

When is National Mule Day celebrated in 2022?

National Mule Day is observed on October 26 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday October 26 2022
Thursday October 26 2023
Saturday October 26 2024
Sunday October 26 2025
Monday October 26 2026

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