Monkey Day was created and popularized by artists Casey Sorrow and Eric Millikin, beginning in 2000. This Day celebrates monkeys and all things simian, including other non-human primates.
Monkeys are interesting creatures – cute, mischievous, and sometimes downright obnoxious. Monkeys live all over the world and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Their personalities and habits capture the attention of humans on many levels.
Monkey Day has been widely celebrated across countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany, India, Pakistan, Estonia, United Kingdom, Colombia, Thailand, Turkey and Scotland.
On this day, many zoos hold annual Monkey Day events. Monkey Day is the perfect time to swing into action and help protect primate habitat. It is a day to celebrate and enjoy monkeys of all kinds. Many organizations around the world dedicated to primates hold Monkey Day events of various sorts.