Monkey Day is dedicated to the amazing animals that have been living on the planet next to humans for many years. Adherents of the theory of evolution believe that modern humanity descended from monkeys that climbed down from trees and mastered tools. We are not sure that we will know the truth for sure!
The date has been celebrated since 2000. American artist Casey Sorrow decided to joke and made a note about the holiday in the calendar. University friends supported this idea and celebrated everything together. A little later, Erik Millikin, one of Casey’s friends, began to actively include the date in artwork and promote it on the Internet. After a while, people became interested in Monkey Day and started celebrating it!
Its purpose is not only a joke. Unfortunately, animals face threats on a daily basis, including from humans. Some species of primates have practically disappeared from the face of the planet! Environmental activists tell the public about the current problems of monkeys and how they can be helped.
Did you know that monkeys:
- have a unique structure of the vocal apparatus – it does not allow you to pronounce articulate sounds. There have been many studies that have confirmed that animals can understand some words and communicate with humans using gestures;
- they know how to swear, laugh and even make fun;
- can be very loud – the sounds of howler monkeys can be heard at a distance of 3 km;
- are considered sacred animals in India – about 40 million primates live here. Sometimes they damage property and engage in theft, but this does not interfere with taking care of them.
How to celebrate
Make a donation to a charity on Monkey Day! Any amount can be decisive. Watch movies about animals and plunge into their wonderful world. Go to the zoo and watch the mischievous monkeys! Be sure to take your children with you to tell about the animals.
When is Monkey Day celebrated in 2022?
Monkey Day is observed on December 14 each year.