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Jun20 Fun Holiday – World Juggling Day

World Juggling Day is held annually on a Saturday closest to June 17 to commemorate the anniversary of the foundation of the International Jugglers Association (IJA) in 1975.

Young woman in clown costume juggling balls in an old market place on July 27, 2008, in Kazmierz Dolny, Poland.

Jugglers have been around since the 15th century.

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The unofficial holiday was first observed in the mid-1980s as National Juggling Day in the United States in order to raise awareness of the art and science of juggling and to encourage people to take up the art.

In 1995, the name of the day was changed to World Juggling Day in order to reflect the global reach of the IJA.

How to Celebrate?

  • Attend juggling contests, festivals, and shows where professional jugglers perform.
  • Try your hand with juggling. Just make sure, you start with small items. So no knives or heavy items, ok?

Did You Know…

…that the earliest record of juggling objects dates back to 15th century Egypt?

World Juggling Day Observances

Fun Holiday: World Juggling Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2020SatJun 20World Juggling Day
2021SatJun 19World Juggling Day
2022SatJun 18World Juggling Day
2023SatJun 17World Juggling Day
2024SatJun 15World Juggling Day
2025SatJun 14World Juggling Day
2026SatJun 20World Juggling Day
2027SatJun 19World Juggling Day
2028SatJun 17World Juggling Day
2029SatJun 16World Juggling Day

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