Home   Calendar   Holidays   Fun   Smoke and Mirrors Day

Mar
29
Fun Holiday – Smoke and Mirrors Day

Celebrate the magic on Smoke and Mirrors Day. Also sometimes known as Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day, this unofficial holiday is celebrated annually on March 29.

A magician with smoke in his hands.
A magician with smoke in his hands.
Celebrate illusions and magic.
©iStockphoto.com/bowie15

Smoke and mirrors is an English language phrase that is used to describe things and actions that are deceptive, manipulative, or lack complete explanation.

Act of Illusion

Usually associated with illusionists and magicians, it is thought that the phrase originated from the classic act of illusion where a magician makes objects or people appear or disappear by using smokes and mirrors as a distraction. Because of this, the phrase is often used to refer to actions that distract from the reality or cover up the truth.

Things That Do Not Exist

In computing, the term smoke and mirrors is often used to refer to programs that seem to exist, but in reality do not.

Mirror Magic

Magic as a performance art has been used to entertain people around the world since ancient times. In smoke and mirror magic tricks, magicians create optical illusions by diverting a spectator's attention away from the actions that create the "magic". Mirrors are also often used to create illusions by manipulating light and using the properties of reflection and refraction. Some of the popular magic tricks using mirrors include the Sphinx and the Vampire. In both tricks, mirrors are used to hide the object, usually the head of a person.

How to Celebrate?

  • Learn some magic tricks and entertain your friends and colleagues. Preferably try to use smoke and mirrors in your tricks.
  • Spend some time learning about how to achieve illusions using mirrors.

Did You Know...

...that the earliest mirrors used by humans were bodies of dark, still water?

Smoke and Mirrors Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Smoke and Mirrors Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2017WedMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day
2018ThuMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day
2019FriMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day
2020SunMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day
2021MonMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day
2022TueMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day
2023WedMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day
2024FriMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day
2025SatMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day
2026SunMar 29Smoke and Mirrors Day

See all Fun Holidays

January 2017
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
February 2017
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
April 2017
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
May 2017
SMTWTFS
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
June 2017
SMTWTFS
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
July 2017
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
August 2017
SMTWTFS
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
September 2017
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
October 2017
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
November 2017
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
December 2017
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

See all Fun Holidays

Advertising

March 29, 2017 – Other Holidays this day


Create Calendar with Holidays


Add Event to Calendar

Other Fun Holidays around March 29

27 Mar

Spanish Paella Day

Whip up a big pan of this delicious rice dish that originated in Valencia, Spain.

31 Mar

Bunsen Burner Day

Honor the life and work of Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, the inventor of the Bunsen Burner.