Well it is, and it's a magical day! According to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation:
"April 25 marks World Penguin Day, which was created to promote the health and conservation of these amazing creatures. Zoos, parks, conservationists and everyone else who loves penguins use this day to celebrate penguins as a unique and important part of our world. April 25 coincides with the annual northern migration of penguins. It began at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. The scientists and researchers there noticed that every year on April 25, a colony of Adelie Penguins returned from spending months at sea. They returned to the same spot, on the same day, every year.
This seemed too incredible a coincidence… and it wasn’t! This is the normal migrating pattern of these penguins. After several years of observing this phenomenon, the scientists and researchers began to plan for the penguins’ arrival and created a day of celebration out of their appearance. Every year, hundreds of penguins would arrive right on schedule and the celebration would commence. This was the start of World Penguin Day."
Wow! What an ahmayzing origin story!
So it's not a human holiday about penguins, it's a real penguin holiday that we as humans can join in on!
No, don't join in by migrating to Antarctica or something, join in by enjoying videos of cute penguins!!
Check out the video (above) and several others (below) for your World Penguin Day penguin fix!
A 45-year-old nurse from Lima, Peru, named Maria Torero makes her money during the day caring for sick humans. But with the help of donations and her own money, she spends her nights taking care of terminally ill cats.
And not one or two sick kitties, but 175 of them! At least that was the number at last count.