One of the more curious days in the calendar is the annual National Mule Day. Mules may not be quite as common anymore as what they once were, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate them any less. That’s why this day is still celebrated! Want to learn all about this brilliant annual day? Read on to find out more!
Mule day is exactly what you might think it is – it is a day dedicated to mules! The day originated in Columbia Tennessee, which likes to think of itself as the self-proclaimed mule capital in the whole world. Ever since the day originated, back in 1840, the celebrations have spread and now mules are celebrated in many global locations.
History Of Mule Day
The origins of Mule Day date back to 1840 when it first started out as a big event for breeders. Back then, it was known as “Breeders Day” and only lasted a single day. However now, many celebrations span a few days, with some areas even spreading their events out over four fun-packed days.
Mule Day started to take shape into the modern celebrations that people love in the 1930s. Instead of being just a livestock show, a parade and other events were added to the celebrations. Since then, the day has grown in popularity and is now enjoyed as a multi-day event in many regions.