More About National Monkey Day 🐒

Observed on December 14th annually, Monkey Day is an unofficial international holiday. The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate monkeys, and other non-human primates such as lemurs, apes, and tarsiers. It’s known by its other name, International Monkey Day, and is often used as a day for animal care organizations to raise money and awareness about the problems affecting modern monkeys. The destruction of habitat due to tropical forest clearing, the hunting of primates for the illegal wildlife trade and for food, and the effects of global warming are putting the lives of monkeys all over the world in danger. This makes this holiday more relevant now than it has ever been in the past. When is Monkey Day? This year (2021) December 14 (Tuesday) Next year (2022) December 14 (Wednesday) Last year (2020) December 14 (Monday) The History Of Monkey Day Monkey Day can be traced back to two art students at Michigan’s State University. Casey Sorrow scribbled on his friend’s calendar “Monkey Day” as a joke and the two of them celebrated it as a holiday in 2000. These two art students began to incorporate Monkey Day into their alternative comics that they published online and that’s when this holiday really began to take off. It eventually spread across the United States and Canada, and then spread to Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. It was even written up in the Washington Post when they described the holiday as a day on which people can take the time to learn about these intelligent primates. Monkey Day is now a day that’s observed by animal rights activists and environmental activists.

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December 14, 2024

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