🗓️ October 11
Created by The Octopus News Magazine Online in 2007
Kraken Day is the fourth event of the International Cephalopod Awareness Days
Get ready to set sail on the tidings of fun and knowledge as we dive into the celebration of Kraken Day.
On October 11th, we celebrate the mightiest and most mysterious creatures that the ocean has to offer, the krakens!
Mark your calendars for October 11th, the official day to raise awareness for the fascinating creatures of the deep, the indomitable krakens!
Whether you believe in vibrant folklore or snappy science, there is no denying that krakens are fascinating creatures that deserve a day in the spotlight.
Kraken Day was created by The Octopus News Magazine Online in 2007, as part of the International Cephalopod Awareness Days.
The purpose of this week is to celebrate these fascinating creatures, of which krakens are a part.
Kraken might be legends and myths, but the purpose of cool stories has seldom been to merely entertain, but also to cultivate in us a fruitful spark of healthy curiosity.
For those who are unfamiliar with krakens…
According to folklore, a kraken is a mythical sea monster, often portrayed as a giant octopus or squid.
Krakens are said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland, but have also been spotted in the Pacific.
They are said to be capable of dragging ships under the water with its long tentacles.
As cephalopods are known for their intelligence, they are certainly a force to respect.
Studies have shown that octopuses are capable of problem-solving, tool use, and have been observed escaping from tanks in aquariums. Imagine what their larger cousins, the krakens, might be capable of.
It also makes us wonder if their intelligence plays part in why they attack ships. Are we dealing with tentacled vigilantes or extra-handy villains?
Now, you may be wondering, “how does one befriend a kraken?”
We have to admit, it’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either.
Krakens are known for their intelligence, and if you can prove yourself to be a worthy companion, you just might be able to make a new underwater friend.
But, before you go on your kraken-befriending mission…
It’s important to know the pros and cons of having a kraken in your life.
On one hand, krakens are incredibly powerful and can provide protection. Maybe you’ll never have to do household chores again – the kraken can take care of everything with its many tentacles they can simultaneously hold a broom, a mop, a litter box scoop, a duster, a vacuum cleaner, a toilet brush, a dishwasher sponge and a cup of tea.
On the other hand, they can also be very dangerous if you cross them. You don’t want your house to be sunk to the bottom of the sea.
As with anything in life, there are trade-offs to consider.
To prepare for Kraken Day:
Start brushing up on your cephalopod knowledge. Read up on the different species of cephalopods and learn about their fascinating behaviors. And when it comes to safety tips, just remember, if you do happen to encounter a kraken, don’t panic! Just try to keep your wits about you, and perhaps offer it a tentacle-ful of sushi as a peace offering.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate Kraken Day!
Research krakens and learn about their history and mythology, Visit an aquarium and learn about cephalopods. You could organize a beach clean-up to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants, or even host a kraken-themed party with games, food, and drinks.
And if you’re not up for celebrating Kraken Day, that’s perfectly fine too!
Just take a moment to appreciate these magnificent creatures from afar, and remember to always treat the ocean and its inhabitants with respect.
You don’t need to be a brave seafarer to celebrate Kraken Day.
Just put on your best pirate hat and start the festivities!
Also known as Myths and Legends Day