National Serpent Day is an annual American holiday. Aims to increase awareness of snakes in order to eradicate the phobia in humans. Celebrated on February 1st.
Snakes have existed on Earth for thousands of years. The National Serpent Day celebration is aimed at making people learn more about snakes and not only see them as a danger.
Modern research confirms the medicinal properties of the venom of some snakes. Based on it, medicines are made with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, as well as warming (ointment) properties. Snake venom is also used to create injectables. In general, these amphibians have long been associated with health and medicine. It is enough to pay attention to the pharmacy symbol – a snake with a bowl.
Researchers argue that snakes attack only in case of extreme danger. They hiss threateningly and curl up into a ball for the next throw. If you stumble upon such a snake, then just slowly back away. Do not try to scare or hit her, she is faster and more agile.
- To date, more than 3 species of snakes are known. Approximately 500 are poisonous, and only 750 species can be killed with one bite.
- The fastest snake is the black mamba, which can reach speeds of up to 16 km/h.
- Pythons and anacondas are the largest representatives of these reptiles. Their body length can exceed 7 m.
How to celebrate
Learn more interesting information about snakes at National Serpent Day. A great way to celebrate is visiting snake shows, where you can get acquainted with a variety of representatives of reptiles.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users when they saw a live snake for the first time, what emotions they experienced.
When is National Serpent Day celebrated in 2024?
National Serpent Day is observed on February 1 each year.