World Penguin Day and Penguin Awareness Day
When is Penguin Awareness Day? This holiday is always observed on January 20
When is World Penguin Day? This holiday is always observed on April 25
Penguin Awareness Day, and World Penguin Day are great opportunities to learn about and appreciate one of the few natives of Antarctica. On these days, spend a little time learning about them…. a pictorial book or internet site is fun. You can also watch a documentary of these cute and popular, grounded birds.
These days are also a time to wear black and white—penguin colors. However, wearing a tuxedo in their honor is optional. It is also popular today to tell a penguin joke or two.
Did you know? Penguins are found in Antarctica, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, the Falkland Islands, and the Galapagos Islands. Elsewhere, they are only found in zoos.
How to Celebrate Penguin Days
- Go to a zoo or aquarium to see them. They are fun to watch when they are active.
- Waddle like a penguin.
- Watch a nature documentary featuring them.
- Research them on the internet.
- Go to the library and read out a book about them.
Thought for Today
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove any doubt.” – – Abraham Lincoln
History and Origin of Penguin Day
World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. This happens each year on or around April 25th. They do not fly. Rather, they walk or waddle their way to and from.
Our research did not uncover any information about the origin of Penguin Awareness Day. And, we found no consensus on the date. Rather, we found several conflicting dates in January. If anyone can provide information about this day, please contact us.
DId You Know? The only bird that can swim but not fly is the Penguin.
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