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​National Bunny Day

Hop on over and join the fun this National Bunny Day! Show your love for bunnies with activities, crafts, and more!
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It's time to celebrate National Bunny Day on the fourth Saturday of September! This day was created to recognize and honor bunnies all over the world for their unique and endearing characteristics. Bunnies have been around for centuries, with references going back to ancient Egypt, where they were kept as pets and seen as symbols of fertility. Today, these beloved creatures are still just as popular and make great companions. So this Fourth Saturday in September, let's all celebrate National Bunny Day by showing our admiration for these furry friends!

History of ​National Bunny Day

​National Bunny Day Dates

​National Bunny Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Domestication of Rabbits Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>With domestic breeds emerging in the early 19th century, pet rabbits started to become a part of family homes across Europe and North America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1909</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>American Rabbit Breeder Association Formed</div><div class='timeline-text'>The American Rabbit Breeder Association (ARBA) was founded, creating a network for rabbit breeders and lovers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1927</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bugs Bunny Character Created</div><div class='timeline-text'>Warner Bros. introduced Bugs Bunny, the famous bunny character that made rabbits famous around the world through cartoons.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1951</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peter Rabbit in Literature</div><div class='timeline-text'>British author Beatrix Potter's character Peter Rabbit gained worldwide fame, amplifying the love for bunnies in popular culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of House Rabbit Society</div><div class='timeline-text'>The House Rabbit Society, an organization dedicated to rabbit rescue and education, was established in America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Bunny Day Celebrated</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Bunny Day was celebrated, honoring our furry friends and promoting proper bunny care and welfare.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate ​National Bunny Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read a bunny book</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a book about bunnies and curl up with it to celebrate National Bunny Day. Whether it be a classic like Peter Rabbit or something more modern, reading about bunnies is sure to put a smile on your face.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a bunny movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some popcorn and watch your favorite bunny movie. There are lots of great ones out there, from Watership Down to Zootopia. Pick one and snuggle up for some bunny fun!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make bunny crafts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make some bunny crafts. Whether it's making paper plate bunnies or painting egg carton bunnies, you'll have loads of fun crafting your own bunny creations.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local animal shelter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your local animal shelter and spend some quality time cuddling with the adorable bunnies they have up for adoption. Not only will you get to meet some fluffy friends, but you'll also be helping out a good cause.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a bunny photo shoot</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather all the stuffed animals you have at home that look like bunnies and create your own mini photo shoot! Put on some bunny ears, get creative with the props and backdrops, and snap away.</p></div></div>

Why We Love ​National Bunny Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bunnies are so cute ​</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's hard to deny just how adorable bunnies can be, with their big floppy ears and fluffy bodies. Whether they're hopping around in the grass or cuddling up to you on the couch, it's impossible not to smile when you see one!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bunnies make great pets</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only are bunnies incredibly cute, but they also make wonderful pets. They’re relatively low maintenance and super friendly - not to mention that all that cuddling and hopping around always brightens your day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bunnies help spread awareness of animal welfare​</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By raising awareness of bunny care and advocating for proper treatment of animals, National Bunny Day helps bring attention to important issues like animal rights and responsible pet ownership. This raises consciousness amongst pet owners and showcases the importance of respecting the lives of all creatures!</p></div></div>

5 Unique and Endearing Bunny Facts

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bunnies Have Almost 360-degree Vision</h3><p class='facts-content'>Bunnies possess the fascinating ability to see nearly all the way around them, with a blind spot only right in front of their face. This panoramic view helps protect them from predators.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>They Communicate Using Body Language and Sounds</h3><p class='facts-content'>Like humans, bunnies too have a language of their own. They thump their back feet when they sense danger and make a variety of sounds like purring, honking, growling and even screaming to convey their feelings.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bunnies- The Brilliant Burrowers</h3><p class='facts-content'>This well-known trait of bunnies is truly incredible. Rabbits have remarkable digging capabilities which they use to create elaborate warrens - these intricate networks of tunnels offer them shelter and protection.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>They Can Jump Up To One Meter High</h3><p class='facts-content'>Adding to their plethora of survival skills, bunnies possess an extraordinary jumping ability. They can leap up to one meter high and three meters long - equivalent to a human jumping over a double-decker bus from standing!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bunnies Play an Important Role in the Ecosystem</h3><p class='facts-content'>By munching on green plant parts like leaves and shoots, bunnies keep vegetation in check. Their burrowing activity facilitates soil aeration, aiding plant growth. Plus, their droppings enrich the soil, making them important contributors to the ecosystem.</p></div></div>

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