Wolfenoot is a new holiday that was invented by Jax Goss’ son in New Zealand, and it’s taking the Internet by storm.
Here’s the original text (from Jax Goss):
My son has invented a holiday called Wolfenoot.
It is when the Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone. People who have, have had, or are kind to dogs get better gifts than anyone else.
You eat roast meat (because wolves eat meat) and cake decorated like a full moon.
A holiday to the spirit of wolves that celebrates people who are kind to dogs? I can 100% get behind this. So we will be celebrating Wolfenoot. It’s on the 23rd November if anyone else is moved to celebrate it. 😉 If you do, please post pics, so he can see how his idea has spread.
If you’re posting publicly about it, use #wolfenoot.
Honestly, I got so excited about Wolfenoot that I woke up this morning thinking of holiday preparations – November 23rd will be here sooner than you think. Out of my hike this morning, I told pretty much everyone I saw with dogs about it. One lady looked it up on her phone while I was standing with her, and she promised to check it out.
There are lots of questions and ideas swirling about right now surrounding what Wolfenoot is and how to properly celebrate. Understand that this holiday is brand new and we’re all brainstorming and feeling our way into new traditions. While the guidelines of eating roasted meats and full moon cakes have been laid out, the foundational spirit behind the holiday is kindness to animals — and I would imagine kindness to each other and ourselves as well.
(Note: consumption of meat is not required; vegetarians and vegans are welcome!)
Here are some quick, fun, and meaningful ways to celebrate on this inaugural Wolfenoot:
My wife and I were discussing this tonight. Our conclusion is moonpies and Chinese moon cakes. #wolfenoot
— Frang (@Frang) October 2, 2018
– Best Friends (@bestfriends)
– Wolf Haven International (@wolfhaven)
My kids and I are really excited to celebrate #wolfenoot this year our fur baby passed nearly 2months ago from cancer so we’re going to do a donation in her honor and leave offerings (her fav things) around her urn too. Your kid is super dope for coming up with this holiday ??
— Tali Clinton (@the_tali_llama) September 30, 2018
There are so many ways to celebrate this new holiday. I hope Wolfenoot will become an annual tradition across the globe. Mostly though, Wolfenoot is a holiday that so many of us need right now. Let us come together and celebrate our love of dogs.
To learn more about Wolfenoot: