World Lemur Day and the World Lemur Festival
World Lemur Day is October 28, 2022!
World Lemur Day is celebrated on the last Friday of October. The World Lemur Festival is celebrated around the world in the weeks surrounding the day.
Help us celebrate lemurs and spread the word about their conservation! With 98% of lemur species threatened with extinction and 31% critically endangered, the time to act is now. Join us as we inspire others to love lemurs and help us save them from extinction. Learn about the species in the 2022 logo.
RESOURCES FOR CELEBRATING WORLD LEMUR DAY
These resources help zoos, conservation organizations, educators, and individuals participate in World Lemur Day and the World Lemur Festival. Find inspiration in media created for other wildlife days, and contact us to learn more about participating.
2022 Event Calendar
The 2022 World Lemur Day and festival will include virtual and in person events in Madagascar and around the world, as well as fun social media from zoos and lemur fans!
World Lemur Festival Store
Sales from our TeeSpring store support lemur conservation. Find T-shirts and other products featuring lemurs and other animals from several illustrators.
Learn about Lemurs
Learn how lemurs are unique, discover interesting facts, and find out how endangered they are on the Red List. And, find teaching and professional resources from LCN and others.
Download Logo Files
We encourage you to use the World Lemur Day or Festival logos in this Dropbox folder. The illustration in the logo was created by Katy Tanis of Daughter Earth.
Find virtual event ideas and easy ways that zoos, conservation organizations, educators, and individuals can participate in World Lemur Day.
Social Media Guide
Find tips for social media messaging, including event hashtags, key messages, and examples of social media posts.
HISTORY OF THE WORLD LEMUR FESTIVAL
The first World Lemur Festival was celebrated in 2014, and was organized by Professor Jonah Ratsimbazafy of GERP Madagascar.
The first festival was held only in the capital city of Antananarivo, Madagascar. It raised awareness about the value of lemurs as Madagascar’s unique natural heritage among scientists and the general public. It aimed to awaken pride for lemurs in Malagasy people, improve the economy through tourism, and promote lemur conservation and education worldwide.
The next year in 2015, zoos, organizations, and individuals around the world joined the annual celebration for World Lemur Day and the World Lemur Festival.
Take a look back at how we celebrated through the years in these blog posts.
- 2021 World Lemur Festival Events
- Lemurs Celebrated Worldwide for the 2020 World Lemur Festival
- 2019 World Lemur Festival Events
- The 5th World Lemur Festival in Antananarivo, Madagascar (2018)
- World Lemur Festival 2018 : Recap
- World Lemur Festival 2017: Recap
- World Lemur Festival 2016: Recap
- 2015 World Lemur Festival Wrap-Up