If you enjoy seeing people do dangerous things, you will enjoy celebrating World Sword Swallowers Day on the last Saturday of February.
This unofficial holiday was created by the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) in 2008. It celebrates the ancient art of sword swallowing and honors those who practice it.
16 Inches Long
The day also attempts to dispel myths about sword swallowing and to bring international attention to the medical and scientific contribution of sword swallowers.
According to SSAI, sword swallowing is the act of passing a sword or solid blade at least 16 inches long through the mouth into the stomach. Contrary to popular belief, sword swallowing is not a magic trick or an illusion, but a real skill that requires a lot of hard work and practice.
How to Celebrate?
Find a sword swallowing event nearby and go watch them.
Learn about the art and science behind sword swallowing.
Did You Know…
…that the art of sword swallowing is an ancient art that is thought to have originated in the southern part of India?
World Sword Swallowers Day Observances
Fun Holiday: World Sword Swallowers Day Observances