NATIONAL RAT CATCHER’S DAY
National Rat Catcher’s Day, which is observed annually on July 22, commemorates the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. It’s also a day to say “Thank you” to all present-day exterminators.
According to the folktale, residents of the German town of Hamelin hired a strangely dressed man to rid their village of rats by playing his flute. Upon finishing the task, the townsfolk refused to pay — so the Pied Piper returned, again played his flute while the children followed him, and he then disappeared with them all.
HOW TO OBSERVE
To celebrate, appreciate all rat catchers and make this their day! Post on social media using #NationalRatCatchersDay.