The dates below are observed to both celebrate and raise awareness about the welfare, care, and 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 (United States), 5th May (UK) | National Ferret Day | Observes the ferret.(4)(5)
• Last Wednesday of May | World Otter Day | Observes all species of otter.(6)
• 26th September | Black-Footed Ferret Day | Observes the North American polecat (a.k.a. black-footed ferret).(7)
• Last week of September | Sea Otter Awareness Week | Observes the sea otter.(8)
• 6th October | National Badger Day | Observes the European badger.(9)