Virus Appreciation Day
Virus Appreciation Day is held on October 3. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
The holiday known as Virus Appreciation Day, celebrated on Oct. 3, is a day of appreciating what at the time seemed like a hinderance. The Cowpox virus that inspired the holiday saved millions of lives, despite it causing a disease itself. The Cowpox was very similar to Smallpox, a disease caused by the Variola virus.
Nobody seems to know why this is Virus Appreciation Day, or whose idea is it, or whether they meant computer viruses or the biological cell-invading kind. But hey, it's a holiday, so we will celebrate, well, not viruses, but the success we've had so far in fighting them.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
International Doctor’s Day on October 2 (on the first monday of October);
Child Health Day in US on October 2 (on the first Monday in October. Each child deserves to be the healthiest he or she can be);
Worldwide Day of Play on October 2 (is an annual event designed to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and play together, especially outdoors);
Bipolar Awareness Day in the UK on October 3 (Held on the first Tuesday in October);
Mushroom Day on October 3 (unofficial mushroom picker holiday - silent hunt);
Fullmetal Alchemist Day on October 3 (celebrated by manga and anime lovers);