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The History Of World Juggling Day

Jul 15, 2008
World Juggling Day is celebrated every year to recognise the skills and dedication of jugglers all over the world. It is now observed thanks to the International Jugglers' Association. This association is a non-profit organization and was founded in June 1947. It is dedicated to the promotion of juggling as an art and a pastime and to providing a network for jugglers to communicate. They also use the association to share techniques, vend related items and paraphernalia, and of course, offer occasions and venues in which to demonstrate the craft.

Juggling is a pursuit requiring persistence, tremendous dedication, skill, timing, and more than a little hand-eye coordination and is a great pastime, full of art, excitement, not to mention entertainment value!

While juggling with little balls, sticks, rings, plates, or juggling clubs may be customary, an even wider variety of objects will do for some experimentation. The focus of World Juggling Day is basically to create as much juggling activity as possible around the world, to rally everyone from amateur jugglers to professionals with a flawless technique, and to motivate some first-timers into trying their luck.

This great event has now been recognised by the e card industry. There is now a great range of free e-cards that can be sent to celebrate World Juggling Day. Many of these free e-cards actually portray jugglers carrying out their skills. It is possible to select a free e-card and add your own personal message. The e cards can then be emailed to friends and family all over the world.

Unfamiliar with juggling or not, attempting to do so qualifies as the best way to celebrate World Juggling Day. One's ability to handle the object depends of course on possessing a knack for juggling, but even fruit to can be used to practice your skills. Very ambitious and (hopefully) skilful individuals even opt to juggle flaming torches and knives, but as they say, do not try this at home! You must have control over the speed, direction, and pace of the flying objects, whatever they may be, to demonstrate your juggling skills, and rather than using dangerous implements to heighten the challenge of the game, try seeing just how many of one thing you can juggle.

You might then progress to juggling objects of different weights, shapes, and sizes. Join some friends for a juggling fest in your local park, get a bunch of fellow jugglers together for a juggling club meeting and some friendly competition, or be brave and go it alone in your backyard or on the porch. However you choose to practice or teach juggling, whether with a handful of ping-pong balls or some wooden stirring spoons, you're sure to have a ball!

World Juggling Day celebrations of the past have drawn up to 5,000 partakers from all of the seven continents, even Antarctica. Many of the participants now use free e-cards as a way of staying in touch and further developing their friendships. Ecards are free to use and so easy to send and require no juggling skills!
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Greeting-Cards.com. It has thousands of free ecards to choose from for birthdays and all occasions. Many people now send Free e-cards to celebrate World Juggling Day and select them from http://www.Greeting-Cards.com
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