International Chihuahua Day 2024: Date, Origin, and Ways to Celebrate
Do you have a chihuahua that you wish to celebrate with? Read this article to discover the origins, date, and how to kick off International Chihuahua Day on May 14th, 2024.
International Chihuahua Day Origins
In 2020, international Miss. British and fitness dynamo Nadia Alterio wrote an article on her blog that deemed May 14th of 2020 to be International Chihuahua Day for years to come. In addition, the date of International Chihuahua Day aligns with her chihuahua “Teaka’s” birthday.
The History of the Chihuahua
Chihuahua’s get their name from Mexico’s state, Chihuahua. Additionally, Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed, weighing in at 3 to 6 lbs. If a chihuahua is mixed with other dog breeds, they can grow to weigh more.
Chihuahua’s were derived from the Mexican Toltecs in the 9th century A.D. However, it wasn’t until 1904 that the American Kennel recognized these smal, but mighty pups.
Chihuahuas have small bodie,s but their heart, and personalities are large. Additionally, in recent time,s chihuahuas have been trained to be service animals and therapy pets. On occasion, they can be seen working small tasks on farms, such as hunting mice.
Most often, you will find chihuahuas in the laps and hearts of those who adore this tiny breed with a larger-than-life view of the world.
The Importance of International Chihuahua Day
Recognition of an Amazing Breed
By raising awareness of chihuahuas, International Chihuahua Day will help win over the hearts of dog lovers worldwide.
By coming together on International Chihuahua Day, owners can share stories and help other chihuahua owners learn how to provide the best care for their pups. Additionally, they can raise awareness of how to prevent a chihuahua from being used for dog fights or stolen from homes.
Not only is International Chihuahua Day important for chihuahua enthusiasts, but it also provides a chance for chihuahuas to gather with each other and celebrate their existence as well.
How to Celebrate International Chihuahua Day
Adopt a Chihuahua
Why not open your home to a little chihuahua? You’d be surprised by the appreciation and love these little guys are willing to shower you with.
Have a Chihuahua Party
Grab your closest chihuahua pals and their owners, and throw a chihuahua fiesta! You can cook chihuahua-safe recipes, play some fun music, and use your pup’s toys( as long as they are willing to share) to host fun games for all the chihuahuas coming to your party. In addition, you can make pup-safe party bags to give all the chihuahuas when they go home.
Have a Playdate
If your chihuahua isn’t a big fan of being around a lot of pups at once, why not plan a playdate with a friend who has a chihuahua? In addition, you can plan a lunch, pack a blanket, and have a chihuahua-inspired picnic.
Volunteer at a Local Chihuahua Rescue
What better way to celebrate International Chihuahua Day than to donate your time and love to a local chihuahua rescue? It will give the pups a great experience. Plus, it will warm your heart. In addition, there is nothing better than the feeling of giving back. Also, you can bring unused toys, treats, food, and blankets to local chihuahua rescues in need.
Donate to Local Charity
If you can’t afford a chihuahua or are looking for other ways that are not hands-on, why not donate to a local charity? Additionally, it does not have to be a large sum of money. You can donate $1 to $100, depending on your budget. Also, every little bit helps.
Take a Vacation
Has daily life stressed you and your chihuahua out? Why not visit a dog-friendly hotel for a weekend? Additionally, you can find dog parks, chihuahua-friendly restaurants, and fun activities that you and your chi can do away from home. Plus, when you return, you will both be rejuvenated and refreshed!
Write a Poem or Letter
Write a poem or letter dedicated to the life of your chihuahua. In addition, you can read it to them or post it online.
Join a Community
Check out local and online communities for chihuahua lovers. Additionally, it’s a great way to make new friends and celebrate. Plus, you may be able to find an app completely dedicated to chihuahuas.
Post On Social Media
Show off your darling chihuahua on social media. Additionally, you can use hashtags such as “#InternationalChihuahuaDay” to connect with other chi enthusiasts.
5 Amazing International Chihuahua Day Facts
You May Pronouncing Chihuahua Wrong
Many people believe that chihuahua is pronounced “chi-wow-wa”. However, the correct pronunciation is spoken as “shee-wow-wa.”
They Never Grow Up
Chihuahuas stay small their entire life. Therefore, if you’re looking for a furry pal that won’t drag you around the yard, is easy to handle, and fits into your hand, a chihuahua may be a great choice. Additionally, their larger-than-life personalities will keep you laughing and smiling even when days are rough. Oftentimes, they are compared to toddlers as most have the personality of one.
They Have a Long Life
Most chihuahuas live to be 13 to 15 years old. In some cases, they can live longer. Additionally, they make a great companion to grow up with.
They Love to Play Dress Up
If you’re looking for a pet that will enjoy getting dolled up, you may have met your match. Most chihuahuas love to get glammed up for a night out on the town or a cozy night in. Additionally, you may want to ease them into it. Some may not be as cheery about dressing up.
They Have Professional Degrees in Cuddling
If you’re looking for a dog breed that won’t crush you when it comes to cuddle time, a chihuahua is a great choice. They love to be held and cuddled by their owners. Additionally, they make a great date to snuggle with on frigid days.
International Chihuahua Day is a fun time to celebrate with your beloved pup. Remember to hold them close and remind them why you love them!