December 14th is World Monkey Day. It started as a joke in 2000 when (then) art student Casey Sorrow scribbled the day into a friends calendar. It gained popularity when Sorrow began including references to this day in his work.

Here is the question I know you’ve been dying to ask. What about Gorillas? Chimps? Orangutans? When do I celebrate the rest of my Primate favorites?  Never fear, World Monkey Day has you covered. The celebration has grown to include all of our Simian friends.

How does one celebrate World Monkey Day? I did a quick search on the interwebs and found: .

“In whatever monkey themed manner you deem appropriate. Dress in your favorite simian attire, talk like a monkey all day long, throw a monkey themed party, send some monkey greeting cards, draw a monkey comic, or perhaps give your favorite simian a monkey themed gift,  or maybe even give to your favorite simian charity. Whatever you find most appropriate without being arrested, and if you want to share your experience with the world, please post it on our Facebook, Reddit, or  contact us directly and tell or show us all about it.”

I am not much for dressing up or poo flinging.

I suppose the next best thing is watching teeny tiny monkeys taking baths.

You’re welcome.


Jerusha Gray

Jerusha Gray is insatiably curious. This curiosity, coupled with a brain that never shuts up, drives her to paint and draw, read prodigiously, make music, write, and sing in grocery stores.


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