Quick Facts

Dates
Every January 31st
Hashtag
#GorillaSuitDay
Tagged as
Animals
Gorillas

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Mad Magazine artist Don Martin created the idea of Gorilla Suit Day for a 1963 comic strip in which a character mocks the holiday and is then assaulted by gorillas and people in gorilla suits. Since that time, the holiday has been semi-celebrated every year by fans of Mad Magazine and Don Martin by dressing up in a gorilla suit.