Celebrating Science & Humanity

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Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

On this website you can find all sorts of information about Charles Darwin and the International Darwin Day Foundation. If you are hosting a Darwin Day event, you can post information about it on our events listing. You can also locate Darwin Day programs near you by searching our events section.

We also have resources for hosting Darwin Day events, including promotional support and a list of potential Darwin Day presenters.

Click here to read more about the history of the International Darwin Day Foundation.

Darwin Day Profile: Dr. Robert Stephens

Dr. Robert Stephens came up with the idea for Darwin Day in 1993 and co-founded the Darwin Day Program. Read his interview with Humanist Network News editor Maggie Ardiente on the early days of Darwin Day.

ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Representative NOW To Pass The Darwin Day Resolution!


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Omaha, NE Issues Darwin Day Proclamation


The city of Omaha, Nebraska has issued a Darwin Day proclamation! Read it here.

Rep. Rush Holt Re-Introduces Darwin Day Resolution in Congress


In anticipation of the 205th birthday of Charles Darwin, celebrated around the world on February 12th as Darwin Day, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ) re-introduced a resolution today “expressing support for the designation of February 12 as Darwin Day.”

Video: Julia Sweeney, Dr. Frank Brown and Dr. Valerie Tarico speak at Darwin on the Palouse


The Palouse Coalition of Reason and AHA teamed up to bring three speakers to the area.

Southern CT Darwin Day Dinner Receives Local News Coverage


News 12 Connecticut covered a Darwin Day celebration thrown by the Southern Connecticut Darwin Day Committee in Norwalk, CT.

San Diego, CA, Issues Darwin Day Proclamation

Darwin Day Proclamation

San Diego joins a growing list of cities that have officially recognized the birthday of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin. Mayor Bob Filner issued the proclamation.

Rep. Rush Holt: On Darwin Day, Promoting Scientific Thinking

Charles Darwin. Image shot 1869. Exact date unknown.

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Like Galileo, Newton and Einstein in the physical sciences, Darwin in the life sciences provided a new framework for thinking that led to great new understanding and eventually greatly improved the quality of life for millions of people. I have proposed that this date be [...]

Regina, Saskatchewan, Darwin Day Proclamation

Regina Proclamation

Regina joins a growing list of municipalities, including cities, states, and Canadian Provinces that have officially recognized the birthday of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin.

Darwin Day Resolution Introduced In Congress By Rush Holt

Charles Darwin. Image shot 1869.

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) is looking to give British naturalist Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory, an extra-special birthday this year. Holt, a “Jeopardy!” whiz with a doctoral degree in physics, introduced a resolution this week seeking to commemorate Feb. 12, 2013 — the 204th anniversary of Darwin’s birth — as “Darwin Day.” “Charles [...]

Support the 2013 Darwin Day Resolution

The American Humanist Association is proud to announce that Representative Rush Holt proposed H. Res. 41 to Congress, expressing support for the designation of February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity. This resolution is a culmination of collaboration between Representative Holt and the American Humanist Association.