Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night - October 26
Wed, Oct 26, 2022

Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night

Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night is celebrated on October 26 every year. It not only coincides with everyone’s favorite Halloween, but also reflects the concern for wolves. Many people are unaware of the cruelty faced by animals, although they are an important part of the ecosystem. We urge not only to have fun on the holiday, but also to think about the problems.


An unusual holiday was created in 2009. It was founded by animator Johnny DePalma, who had warm feelings for animals. His proposal is simple – howl at the moon to show his indifference. Also today, various wolf protection organizations are actively working: they create a comfortable habitat for predators born in captivity or injured by hunters.

Researchers have proven that wolves existed 1,5 million years ago. They originated from miacids living 50 million years earlier. These are the smartest animals acting in a herd to achieve their goals. They are well versed in the terrain, have courage and courage and even nobility.

In North America, there are wolves of an atypical color. Their coat is deep black, which is unusual. Scientists explain this by a mutation that occurred due to the crossing of a dog and a wolf.

Interesting facts

Did you know that wolves:

  • able to distinguish up to 200 million odors, have a surprisingly sharp sense of smell 100 times superior to that of a human;
  • do not know how to bark like dogs, communicate by howling;
  • not amenable to training;
  • have developed facial expressions;
  • breed only in winter;
  • devoted to one companion throughout life;
  • not afraid of people;
  • smarter than dogs – this is evidenced by studies at the University of Vienna.

How to celebrate

Go outside and howl at the moon – why not? We are sure you will find like-minded people! Learn more about majestic animals and find ways to help them. You can make a donation to the organization of any suitable amount. Talk about the benefits of animals to people!

When is Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night celebrated in 2022?

Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night 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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