Hug A Sheep Day is celebrated every last Saturday in October.
Hug A Sheep Day was created in 1993 by the Crazy Sheep Lady of Equinox Farms.
The original date of October 30 was picked because it was the birthday of Punkin, which was the name of her first sheep.
Punkin was rescued from the Bluegrass Stockyards in 1992 as a little lamb.
October 30 fell on a Saturday that year.
So it was decided for convenience of celebrations to celebrate Hug a Sheep Day every fourth Saturday of October.