World Juggling Day
On June 15th, 2013, thousands of people around the world will join the International Jugglers’ Association (IJA) in celebrating World Juggling Day. World Juggling Day is an annual event that aims to spread the joy of juggling to all reaches of the globe. Over 40 countries have confirmed participation in the 2013 World Juggling Day celebrations. Events will range from small gatherings of 2-3 people to large festivals attended by hundreds of jugglers.
This year, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is partnering with the IJA to celebrate this ancient art by hosting World Juggling Day events at more than a dozen of its Odditoriums around the world.
Thanks to the power of social media and the partnership with the Ripley’s corporation, the 2013 event is shaping up to be the largest and most widespread World Juggling Day celebration in history.
“From Hong Kong to Costa Rica, Russia to Australia, the USA to Afghanistan, jugglers are eager and excited to unite in celebration of World Juggling Day,” said Erin Stephens, IJA International Coordinator. “The IJA is impressed to witness how the common passion for juggling allows people to cross all racial, political, and religious divides in order to unite with a common vision of JOY.”
Whether a novice juggler or a professional entertainer, ALL are invited to join in the celebration of World Juggling Day!
In New Castle County, join local jugglers on Saturday, June 15th at Glasgow Park, Rts 40 and 896, from 10am-12pm. Learn to juggle or just watch other jugglers. Juggling props will be available to use. To watch the IJA’s 2012 World Juggling Day documentary, visit: http://youtu.be/g4Wx99p_vak
For more World Juggling Day details, visit: http://www.juggle.org/wjd/
About the International Jugglers’ Association
Founded in 1947, the International Jugglers’ Association (IJA) is one of the oldest and most highly respected juggling organizations in the world. The IJA is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission of rendering assistance to fellow jugglers. Through its global outreach efforts, the IJA impacts tens of thousands of jugglers annually, and has historically promoted the advancement of the art of juggling. Programming includes the Annual IJA Festival, International Juggling Championship, Youth Education Program, Video Tutorial Contest, World Juggling Day, and the electronic magazine, eJuggle. The IJA’s mission is made possible by the support of our members. A special discount for new IJA memberships will be available on June 15 and 16 in honor of World Juggling Day.
Adapted from an IJA press release.