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 face—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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