Today's Reason to Celebrate

August 19, 2023 is

Snuffleupagus’ Birthday

Today is Mr. Snuffleupagus’ birthday! He is a classic Sesame Street character who resembles a woolly mammoth, but with a long pointed tail, trunk, and no tusks! He also goes by Snuffy, and has a younger sister named Alice.

Snuffy’s best friend is Big Bird. In the early days of Sesame Street no one else saw Snuffy, so everyone thought he was just Big Bird’s invisible friend! Several years later he finally made his appearance. He loves foods such as spaghetti and cabbage, and his favorite drink is sassafras tea. Snuffy also enjoys opera music.

Celebrate Mr. Snuffleupagus’ birthday by watching an episode of Sesame Street or by making spaghetti and cabbage for dinner. You can also celebrate by sending one of our free Sesame Street online invitations for an upcoming party!

  • August 19, 2023 is also National Soft Ice Cream Day | National Aviation Day | International Homeless Animals' Day | National Potato Day
  • August is National Goat Cheese Month | National Peach Month | National Water Quality Month
  • This week is National Aviation Week