Today's Reason to Celebrate

December 14, 2024 is

Monkey Day

Today is Monkey Day! Today is Monkey Day! Quit monkeying around and take a moment to participate in this celebration of all things simian.

Did you know that there are three distinct types of simian primates? Familiar species like baboons and macaques are classified as Old World Monkeys. Capuchins and howler monkeys are New World Monkeys, and chimpanzees and gorillas are Apes. There are currently 264 known monkey species in the world.

To celebrate Monkey Day, dress in your favorite monkey attire, share your favorite monkey photo with your friends, or donate to your favorite monkey charity. While you’re at it, don’t forget to indulge in some mischievous monkey business!

  • December 14, 2024 is also National Bouillabaisse Day | National Wreaths Across America Day | Roast Chestnuts Day | Gingerbread Decorating Day
  • December is National Egg Nog Month | National Fruit Cake Month