Today is International Juggling Day. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of juggling--today might be the best day to do so. Juggling is thought to have originated as early as the 15th century in Egypt, where a wall painting was found in an ancient tomb featuring juggling performers.
The word, "juggling" most likely originated from the Medieval word, "jogelen," which meant "to entertain by performing tricks." Remember the Jester who, according to legend, was kept near the king to keep him entertained and to distract in times of stress?
Apparently International Juggling Day was created to teach people how to juggle. The person or organization who began celebrating the holiday on July 16, is a mystery.
To honor the holiday, there is an International Juggling Sticks Competition July 16, 17, in Las Vegas, Nevada! Happy Juggling, Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
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