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What is Anthropology Day?

Celebrate. Engage. Inspire. 

Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. Help us celebrate what anthropology is and what it can achieve by hosting an event in your community, on your campus, or in your workplace. 

Visit our Anthropology Day Resources page to check out logos, activity suggestions, customizable templates, and additional materials including our K-12 and Community Outreach Toolkit. 

  • Check out last year's AnthroDay events from across the globe. 
  • We're teaming up with the World Anthropological Union for a video contest to help promote the discipline on social media. Find out how you can enter for a chance to win $100! 
  • Remember to sign-up as an official AnthroDay participant to receive Anthropology Day updates! 



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When is Anthropology Day?

The 2022 Anthropology Day celebration is Thursday, February 17. 

Anthro Day 2022 ImageAnthropology Day is always held on the third Thursday in February. Why that particular day? We wanted to choose a day when classes would be in session, both on university campuses and in secondary schools so that students would be prepared to participate. 

Unessay Competition 

AAA invites K-12 students to participate in the inaugural AnthroDay Unessay Competition. Inspired by the World on the Move exhibit, this year’s unessay competition focuses on migration. Winning pieces will be selected for publication in Anthropology News. 

Learn more and find out how you can enter this year's unessay competition. 

2022 AnthroDay Events
Plan your event!

The primary goal of Anthropology Day is to share the wonders of anthropology with the world around us. For that reason, we strongly encourage individuals and groups to plan events that engage the community outside of their own department or club. The Anthropology Day resources page includes some great information to help organize those kinds of events. We have programming tips for campus groups, museums, workplaces, and K-12 teachers as well as a newly updated K-12 and Community Outreach Toolkit to help participants plan events that share anthropology with a wider audience. 


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