International Darwin Day - February 12
Mon, Feb 12, 2024

International Darwin Day

Charles Darwin’s contribution to science cannot be appreciated. He went through a difficult path before drawing a lot of conclusions about the life of modern man. Many works had a great influence on the further development of the world. International Darwin Day allows you to get acquainted with the life story of the English naturalist, his teachings, opinions and secrets of biography.


The holiday is traditionally celebrated on Darwin’s birthday. He was born on February 12 in the family of a wealthy doctor. Charles’s ancestors were naturalists who spent their entire lives creating works. He was inspired by them in his youth. The father insisted that his son go after him and become a priest. Darwin was attracted to the natural sciences. He meets like-minded people and a teacher who helps him learn the intricacies of the universe.

In 1931, Charles went on his first trip. On board the ship, the captain of which was R. Fitzra, he spent 5 years. Thanks to the trip, the naturalist was able to get acquainted with unique representatives of flora and fauna. The diary that Darwin kept is now an important historical document.

In 1859, Darwin’s first major work was published. Suddenly, she met with a lot of resistance. Not all people were ready to accept the innovative ideas of the author, who speculated about the origin of man and his role in the world.

Interesting facts

  1. Charles’s father was a talented surgeon who often asked his son to act as an assistant during operations. He was passionate about medicine, but admitted to his parent that he did not want to follow in his footsteps. At that time, the treatment brought too much harm to living people.
  2. Darwin tried to make more acquaintances for the sake of obtaining the necessary information for further researchers. He had to correspond simultaneously with several thousand people from all over the world. Some of the letters were subsequently found by researchers.
  3. For a time, Charles was in a relationship with his cousin, and later even married her.

How to celebrate

The best way to celebrate a day dedicated to Darwin is to learn more facts from his extensive biography. There are a huge number of articles on the Internet. Documentaries have also been created that allow you to plunge into the atmosphere of the past and get acquainted with the main works of the scientist.

When is International Darwin Day celebrated in 2024?

International Darwin Day is observed on February 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday February 12 2024
Wednesday February 12 2025
Thursday February 12 2026
Friday February 12 2027