Observance Days for Mustelids

The dates below are observed to both celebrate and raise awareness about the protection of certain mustelid species and subfamilies.

• 10th March | MarTen (or International Marten) Day | Observes all species of marten. This observance day is mostly recognised on social media and online art communities.(1)(2)

• 31st March | European Mink Day | Observes the European mink.(3)

• 2nd April | National Ferret Day | Observes the ferret.(4)

• Last Wednesday of May | World Otter Day | Observes all species of otter.(5)

• 26th September | Black-Footed Ferret Day | Observes the black-footed ferret.(6)

• Last week of September | Sea Otter Awareness Week | Observes the sea otter.(7)

• 6th October | National Badger Day | Observes the Eurasian badger.(8)


  1. Twitter. “#MartenDay”.
  2. Twitter. #InternationalMartenDay“.
  3. Polish Society for Conservation Genetics LUTREOLA. 31-szy marca Dniem Norki Europejskiej.  Accessed 03 May 2021.
  4. American Ferret Association, Inc. National Ferret Day”.  Accessed 03 May 2021.
  5. The International Otter Survival Fund. Our Current Event”.  Accessed 03 May 2021.
  6. Black-Footed Ferret Day. “What is BFF Day?”.  Accessed 03 May 2021.
  7. Defenders of Wildlife. “Sea Otter Awareness Week”.  Accessed 03 May 2021.
  8. Badger Trust. “National Badger Day”.  Accessed 03 May 2021.

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