The day is celebrated across 11 states of America in order to honor the contribution of American cowboys and cowgirls to American history and culture. National day of the cowboy is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of the month of July which is why the dates vary every year. The day was first celebrated in 2005. The concept of cowboys came into existence after the civil war. You’ll find most cowboys and cowgirls in the heart of Texas. Cowboys have a very frontier way of living. They are animal herders who tend cattle. They perform many ranch related task on horsebacks. Cowboys are hardworking, loyal and their love for their land is infinite. As President Bush said, “We celebrate the Cowboy as a symbol of the grand history of the American West. The Cowboy’s love of the land and love of the country are examples for all Americans.”
How to observe it?
Visit your nearest library and walk through the history of cowboys. Educate yourself and the ones around you about the significance of the day and what role cowboys play in our society. Dress up as a cowboy, visit your nearest countryside area and spend a day according to the lifestyle of a cowboy. You can also have cowboy theme parties. Capture the amazing moments and post them on social media to raise awareness of the day.