National Save a Spider Day - March 14
Thu, Mar 14, 2024

National Save a Spider Day

National Save a Spider Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to protecting spiders and raising public awareness about these arthropods. Many people are afraid of the sight of spiders, there is even a phobia of these animals – arachnophobia. The holiday allows you to get rid of your fears and learn more information about spiders. It is celebrated on March 14.


There is no reliable information about the creation of National Save a Spider Day. It was most likely created by initiative biologists/ecologists or endangered animal organizations. Spiders are very often killed simply because of their frightening appearance, although many of them are completely harmless to humans.

If the spider was found in the house, the best way to get rid of it is to lure the animal into a jar and release it outside. Spiders are very useful animals in nature. They are predators, and their victims are insects. Thanks to the hunting activities of spiders, the balance of ecosystems is maintained. Spiders are happy to eat aphids, cockroaches and other insects that are pests to humans and the fruits of their activities (crops, for example).

Some spiders today are listed in the Red Book and are on the verge of extinction. The main reason is human activity, which destroys the main habitats or changes the conditions of their habitat. The list includes: brachypelma baumgarteni, striped hunter, miranda, and many others.

Interesting facts

  • Spiders are very ancient animals. For many peoples they had sacred significance. For example, the ancient Sumerians depicted the goddess of weaving as a spider.
  • Web thread is one of the thinnest materials in the world. On average, its thickness is 150 micrometers, and the minimum recorded thickness is 20 microns.
  • The peacock spider is the most beautiful. The coloring of the bodies of males shimmers with the colors of the rainbow, and they also have a beautiful tail. Such features allow you to attract females.

How to celebrate

Learn more about Red Listed spiders in need of protection. Go to the spider exhibit. Celebrating National Save a Spider Day is a great excuse to get rid of your arachnophobia by getting to know these animals better.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they are afraid of spiders.

When is National Save a Spider Day celebrated in 2024?

National Save a Spider Day is observed on March 14 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday March 14 2024
Friday March 14 2025