International Monkey Day
About International Monkey Day
When is International Monkey Day? This holiday is always observed on December 14
Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle! Today is International Monkey Day, a December 14 holiday. It is sometimes called “World Monkey Day“. What does one do on this day you ask!? Why anything about or related to monkeys is perfect? To be in the spirit of this day, you start off drawing pictures of them. Next, you can act like them and monkey around. And, of course, you should hang from trees while eating a banana or two. Note: Scratching under your armpit is optional.
On this day, back in the year 2000, artist Casey Sorrow was in art school. Casey jokingly sketched a monkey on a friend’s calendar… and a new special day was born.
International Monkey Day is a day to celebrate and enjoy monkeys of all kinds. We encourage you to do as Casey did… draw pictures of monkeys today.
Did You Know? There is no shortage of monkeys to honor. Last time they counted, there were over 260 species of monkeys. This includes apes, lemurs, and tarsiers.
Song and Band of the Day: “Hey, Hey, we’re the Monkees” by The Monkees.
Favorite Movie Series: Planet of the Apes.
How to Celebrate International Monkey Day
- Teachers, have your students draw pictures of monkeys in art class today.
- Follow the art class with an instructional class about monkeys and their habitat.
- Monkey around. We will leave the interpretation up to you (teehee)
- Go to the zoo and visit them.
- Your diet should consist of plenty of bananas today. May we suggest: Banana pancakes, banana milkshakes, and banana pie. You get the idea!
“I learned the way a monkey learns, by watching its parents.” – – Prince Charles (now King Charles)
History and Origin of International Monkey Day
We found no factual information about the origin of International Monkey Day. We did not find any information on the creator of this special day. Is it possible that there was a little monkey business resulting in the historical information being misplaced or otherwise lost!? Perhaps…
As of yet, there is no international or world organization that has officially sanctioned this day. We hope this does not deter you from celebrating this very special day.
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