October 4th is World Animal Day! Folding an origami little creature we can help to raise awareness and improve animal welfare status around the world.
Here is what Wikipedia says about this day:
World Animal Day was originated by cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann. He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sports Palace in Berlin. The event was originally scheduled for 4 October, to align with the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology, however, the venue was not available on that day.
The event was moved to 4 October for the first time in 1929. Initially, he found a following only in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Czechoslovakia. Every year Zimmermann worked tirelessly on the promotion of World Animal Day. Finally, in May 1931 at a congress of the International Animal Protection Congress in Florence Italy, his proposal to make 4 October World Animal Day universal was unanimously accepted and adopted as a resolution.
So what origami animal are you going to be folding to celebrate?