Shamu the Whale Day - September 26
Thu, Sep 26, 2024

Shamu the Whale Day

Shamu the Whale Day is celebrated every year on September 26th. The holiday is dedicated to amazing creatures – smart, heroic killer whales. The holiday was first celebrated in 1960. Since then, it has been celebrated annually to not only appreciate the amazing qualities of whales, but also to pay attention to the preservation of their population and natural habitat.


The whale to whom the holiday was dedicated is Shamu. He gained fame in the second half of the 20th century, becoming the star of a show, which was watched by millions of people from all over the country. The performance was so popular that after Shamu’s death in 1971, they decided not to close it, and all subsequent whales were also called Shamu. The company that hosted the show later registered a trademark under the name Shamu. Today, Shamu the Whale Day draws more attention not just to the show, but to the problems of killer whales.

Interesting facts about killer whales

  • Whales live in every ocean on the planet.
  • These are some of the most valiant animals on the planet.
  • When a whale is in its natural habitat, it does not pose a danger to humans. Killer whales do not attack people.
  • Killer whales often become the stars of shows due to their playful nature and sharp minds.

How to take part

Read more about these amazing animals, and tell people about their beauty, intelligence, and courage. There are many documentaries and feature films about whales. They are very interesting to watch. Support organizations that protect whales.

When is Shamu the Whale Day in 2024?

Shamu the Whale Day is observed on September 26 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday September 26 2024
Friday September 26 2025
Saturday September 26 2026
Sunday September 26 2027
Tuesday September 26 2028
Wednesday September 26 2029