Each year there are two tiger days to celebrate!
29th July is Global Tiger Day, first established in 2010 prior to the Global Tiger Summit. According to WWF it was actually the brainwave of the Nepalese Minister at the Hua Hin Meeting to have a tiger day prior to the summit and it stuck in peoples minds as a celebration day!
In addition, for many years in the Russian Far East, International Tiger Day has taken place on the last Sunday of September, this year 30th September 2012 when the Tiger Day Parades and Festivals celebrate the life of the tiger.
The first Russian Tiger Day took place in Vladivostok in 2000 and has since spread across the local towns and cities of Primorsky Krai becoming a popular holiday.
Which ever day you choose to celebrate – why not organise your own International Tiger Day in September and raise funds for wild tigers through 21st Century Tiger?
For information and inspiration on fundraising ideas.