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National Pedro Day

Get ready to fiesta on National Pedro Day! Enjoy delicious Mexican food, margaritas, and dancing as we honor the patron saint of Mexico.
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Get ready to celebrate the best friend that anyone could have on National Pedro Day on January 23! This day is all about honoring and appreciating our furry companions – dogs! It was created as a way to raise awareness for animal adoption and to encourage people to consider adopting a dog from a shelter. Whether you have a Pedro of your own or just love dogs in general, this is the perfect day to show them some extra love and spoil them with treats, walks, and belly rubs. So let's give a big shoutout to all the Pedros out there and make this day extra special for them!

History of National Pedro Day

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<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'>Pedro - A Common Name</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pedro became a popular name in Spain and Latin America reflecting the influence of St. Peter, the rock upon which the Christian church was founded.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pedro in Literature</div><div class='timeline-text'>The name Pedro starts appearing prominently in works of literature and fine arts, deepening its cultural significance worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popular Name for Dogs</div><div class='timeline-text'>The name Pedro gains popularity as a name for pets, particularly dogs, reflecting the fondness for this human name to be given to man's best friend.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pedro - The Patron Saint</div><div class='timeline-text'>A small community in Mexico names their patron saint Pedro, eventually giving rise to a local celebration in his honor.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Pedro Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Pedro Day is acknowledged for the first time, encouraging people to show extra love and appreciation for their furry companions named Pedro.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pedro 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'>Throw a Pedro-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a fiesta to celebrate National Pedro Day! Decorate with sombreros, make some delicious Mexican food, and play some mariachi music.</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'>Visit a local Mexican restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support a local business and get your fill of delicious Mexican food by visiting a nearby restaurant on National Pedro Day. Don't forget to try their signature margaritas!</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'>Learn how to make traditional Mexican dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sign up for a cooking class or search online for authentic Mexican recipes to create your own feast on National Pedro Day. You'll impress your friends and family with your new culinary skills.</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'>Watch a classic Mexican movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your loved ones and watch a classic Mexican movie on National Pedro Day. Some suggestions include "Coco," "Frida," or "The Three Amigos."</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'>Organize a piñata party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate National Pedro Day with a fun and colorful piñata party! Fill the piñata with your favorite candies and have a blast trying to break it open.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pedro 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'>It's a day to celebrate Pedro and his contributions</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Pedro Day is all about celebrating the life and achievements of Pedro - whether he's a historical figure or someone important to you personally. Take this opportunity to share stories and memories about how Pedro has impacted your life!</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'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Pedro Day is a time for everyone who shares a connection with Pedro to come together and bond over their love for him. It could be family, friends, or even strangers - it's a chance to make new connections and strengthen existing ones.</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'>It's a fun and lighthearted holiday</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sometimes we take life too seriously, but National Pedro Day reminds us to take a break and have some fun. Whether it's dressing up as your favorite version of Pedro or indulging in his favorite foods, this holiday is all about having a good time and spreading joy!</p></div></div>

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When is National Pedro Day?

National Pedro Day is celebrated on January 23 every year. In 2024 National Pedro Day will occur on a Tuesday.

National Pedro Day Dates

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2023

Jan 23

Monday

2024

Jan 23

Tuesday

2025

Jan 23

Thursday

2026

Jan 23

Friday

2027

Jan 23

Saturday

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