Plush Animal Lover’s Day - October 28
Fri, Oct 28, 2022

Plush Animal Lover’s Day

Plush Animal Lover’s Day is celebrated on October 28 and is dedicated to people who cannot imagine their life without soft toys. The date concerns not only kids: many adults also do not mind the presence of a silent companion. There are also collectors who collect various toys.


It is not known exactly who founded the holiday, but there is one legend. It says that a certain collector’s item dealer Royal Selangor came up with an idea, which he shared with others. It happened in the 80s: people supported the proposal and celebrate the date until now

In ancient times, people often created things in the image of animals. The figurines were carved from wood, houses were decorated with them, pictures were painted with images of favorite pets to perpetuate them in memory. Rag dolls in the form of animals began to be created in Roman times. They did not differ in the beauty we are used to and were intended for children from the poor.

Modern first toys were created in 1880. Margaret Steiff came up with the idea of ​​creating stuffed elephants in the form of coasters. Over 6 years of work, about 5 thousand pieces were sold! Children immediately fell in love with the products, and parents were happy to give them such gifts.

Interesting facts

It is noteworthy that:

  • in ancient Greece, they were given to newborns. It was believed that they guarded the kids and attracted good luck;
  • in the 20th century in the United States began mass production of a soft toy, popular at all times, the Teddy bear. The name of the bear was coined in honor of Theodore Roosevelt;
  • in ancient Egypt they used toys in the form of cats, dogs, tigers, cows;
  • toys give us positive emotions and do not go out of fashion.

How to celebrate

Buy yourself a new plush toy – now it’s easy to do in countless stores and even on order. Restore the old ones, let them get a second life. Take a photo of the collection and post it to Facebook or Instagram. Use the #PlushAnimalLoversDay hashtag to get more people aware of the holiday.

When is Plush Animal Lover’s Day celebrated in 2022?

Plush Animal Lover’s Day is observed on October 28 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 28 2022
Saturday October 28 2023
Monday October 28 2024
Tuesday October 28 2025
Wednesday October 28 2026

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