National Penguin Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Friday, January 20th. There are until the next observance.

We adore penguins for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they stroll about in tuxedos, have a beautiful waddle, and are one-of-a-kind! To demonstrate our concern, we mark National Penguin Day on January 20. While this day honors penguins, it is also a reminder that they must be saved. Climate change has destroyed many penguin colonies, and it is anticipated that half of the emperor penguin population will be extinct by the end of the century. By concentrating on environmental concerns, we may begin to aid these endangered creatures.

📆 When is National Penguin Day?

This year, National Penguin Day is on January 20th. It is the 3rd Friday in January; in 2024, it is on Saturday.

Countdown to National Penguin Day

Did you know: When a female emperor penguin’s baby dies, she will often “steal” a chick from a different family.

You can also learn all interesting things you didn’t know about and facts about January 20, 2023.

📜 History of National Penguin Day

☑️ National Penguin Day facts

They’re down south
There are 17 penguin species, all of which inhabit the southern hemisphere.

Macaroni penguins rule
With 11 million pairs, the macaroni penguin has the largest population of any penguin species.

The fastest penguin
The fastest swimmer is the Gentoo penguin, which can achieve speeds of up to 22 mph.

Things to do on National Penguin Day

Try to see some penguins
If you’re fortunate enough to live near a zoo with a penguin display,

Watch a penguin movie
Try “March of the Penguins 2,” which came out in early 2018.

Talk to your children about climate change
Children must be educated on this vital environmental issue.

📅 National Penguin Day Observances

2023 January 20 Friday
2024 January 20 Saturday
2025 January 20 Monday
2026 January 20 Tuesday
2027 January 20 Wednesday

You can view all January holidays, including Animal and other Wildlife holidays.

We will continue to update this page with new information and fun facts about National Penguin Day. So be sure to check back soon.