National Tug of War Day
The competitive sport of tug-of-war is well-known and has a long history. To win, two teams must hold one end of a long rope and pull the other towards themselves.
Many contests are held over bodies of water and muddy areas. The losing team often falls in. This is a far better option than the Viking version, when teams competed over a fire pit.
There are many ways to participate in tug-of-war. The world record for one tug-of-war was 1,574 participants. This popular event has its own day, National Tug of War Day.
On a day when many matches are taking place around the globe, cries of “heave” can be heard all over the world. This gives everyone a chance to cheer or take part in this timeless team sport.