National Cowboy Day

Young cowboy riding a horse, wearing a Stetson hat and leather boots, in a rustic western landscape with rolling hills and cacti..
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Ever get the urge to pull out your old cowboy boots, saddle, and cowboy hat? Well, howdy partner, strap on that six-gun and dig out that bandana because National Cowboy Day is riding into town! This day isn't just for the rough and tough cowfolks, it's for anyone who loves tumbleweeds, trail songs and the wild, wild West!

When is Cowboy Day?

It's national cowboy day on the 28th July.

A Gazette straight from the Wild West

With a history as rich as the golden nuggets found during the gold rush, National Cowboy Day can be an amazing journey back to the era of trailblazers and outlaws. On this day, i.e., the fourth Saturday in July each year, we detected a whopping total of 2918 mentions online showing that the spirit of the Wild West still lives on in today's digital age!

A Stampede of Joy on July 28, 2018

Interestingly, the highest spike in mentions that we discovered was on July 28, 2018. Maybe it was as hotter than a $2 pistol on that day or maybe folks were just really feeling the cowboy culture. The reasons surely seem as mysterious as a ghost town!

Giddy up, Cowboys and Cowgirls!

So how do people celebrate National Cowboy Day in the digital expanse of the World Wild Web? Social media becomes the new rodeo space where folks get into the spirit, sharing photos in chaps, spurs, and cowboy hats, as well as iconic cowboy quotes and verses, paying homage to this distinctive American culture. So saddle up and get ready to ride the dusty trails of yore, partner!

Did you know?

Did you know the word 'Cowboy' was originally derogatory and used to describe cattle rustlers in Mexico? Over time it has become a symbol of honor and the adventurous spirit.


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First identified

21st April 2015

Most mentioned on

28th July 2018

Total mentions


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