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On what day is National Alpaca Day celebrated? September 26

What is National Alpaca Day? This day is for celebrating the fuzzy, lovable Alpacas around the world. A close cousin to the Llama, the alpaca is smaller in size and has a shorter faceā€”and is just as adorable!

Here are some fun facts about Alpacas:

  • Alpacas were first domesticated by the Inca tribe 6,000 years ago.
  • Their fleece, which is often used for clothing, is naturally hypoallergenic and is often compared to feeling like cashmere.
  • The fleece is fire-resistant!
  • Alpacas can be one of 16 different colors.
  • Alpacas are only sheared once a year.
  • An alpaca uses its tail to communicate its feelings to other alpacas.

Who founded this day? The creator of this day is unknown.

What is the hashtag? Use the hashtag #NationalAlpacaDay when sharing on social media.

How to celebrate: Get to know Alpacas on September 26 with any of these fun activities:

  • Visit an Alpaca Farm and meet one up close
  • Buy a clothing item made from Alpaca fleece as a gift for someone (or for yourself!)
  • Donate to an Alpaca Rescue

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