National Dolphin Day

Playful dolphins leaping in the sparkling ocean waves, a group of children with wide smiles watching in awe, beach scene with colorful swimwear and palm trees..
National dolphin day illustration, AI generated

What's the day when we all flip for flippered friends? That's right – it's National Dolphin Day! Leap, smile, and make some waves with our bringer of boundless joy, none other than the dolphin. An internet sensation since its inception, this day helps us remember that life’s too short not to smile just like our finned buddies.

When is Dolphin Day?

It's national dolphin day on the 14th April.

A Splash of History

Although dolphins have always had an endearing place in human hearts, it wasn't until the internet age that National Dolphin Day actually took the virtual world by storm. On April 14, 2015, it made an astounding number of waves on the internet, with 6042 mentions online. This trend continued, making it a day beloved by many.

Why Dolphins, Anyway?

Dolphins, renowned for their intelligence and friendliness, have long captured the hearts of people across the world. From their striking appearance to their playful frolics, dolphins symbolize joy, freedom, and harmony to many which is probably why the internet fell in love with this day.

So, How Do We Celebrate?

This day is often celebrated by raising awareness about the wellbeing of dolphins, fun-filled water activities, or simply by sharing adorable dolphin gifs across various online platforms. So, whether you're a landlubber or a sea aficionado, National Dolphin Day offers everyone a chance to honor these magnificent creatures.

Did you know?

Did you know? Dolphins have exceptional eyesight and hearing, with the ability to use echolocation to find the exact location of objects.


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First identified

30th March 2015

Most mentioned on

14th April 2015

Total mentions


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