World Juggling Day

World Juggling Day

The juggler’s tools glide through the air, swirling and looping, rising or falling, with elegance that is hard to find in pins, rings, knives and hatchets. World Juggling Day celebrates the amazing feats of dexterity required for this demanding art form.

There are many styles and types of juggling, so there is no limit to what you can do. World Juggling Day will allow you to recognize jugglers who have done amazing feats.

International Jugglers Association established Juggling Day. This association is committed to the preservation and promotion of the history and art of juggling. Juggling is an ancient art form that dates back over 4,000 years.

The wall of an Egyptian tomb is the first to show juggling as an art form. A group of women are seen performing with up three balls and dancing together.

China also has other forms of juggling. Xiong Yiliao, an ancient Chu warrior, was said to have practiced nongwan (the art of throwing multiple objects up and then down, without dropping them).

His skills were so impressive that he stepped between the armies Chu and Song and juggled nine balls. This was so amazing that the Song troops fled in terror. This is how magic happens in juggling.

The evidence of juggling is now found in Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe, and the modern-day. The Native Americans have a long history of traditional juggling. There is even evidence that cultures used their feet to juggle. It is somewhat surprising that the International Jugglers Association was not formed until 1947.

Juggling fell after the fall of Rome, and the chaos of Dark Ages. It is not known if anyone has ever been caught doing the activity anywhere else in the world. There was an era of revival in the early renaissance. European explorers reported that they saw highly skilled jugglers in South Asia’s Hindu lands and Mexico in New World in the 14th and 15th centuries. Even the Aztecs appear to have a tradition of juggling.

Europe had been a poor place for juggling, but the world changed in 1680 when Nuremberg was established. There was a Town Council that established the first “ball master”, a paid person who offered their services similar to a court jester. The professional would combine juggling with other acrobatic tricks such as rope walking, a bit like being a clown.

These early jugglers improved their skills over the years and were able to make their shows more entertaining. In the 1700s, The Incomparable Depuis Рa French ball master – took things to a whole new level. His routine consisted of juggling apples and walking on a tightrope. He then threw them up in the air and skewer them with forks once they landed. One apple was in his mouth.

Juggling was a common activity in circuses by the turn of the 18th century. Local audiences would be amazed by the feats of control and ball skill that traveling bands could pull off, often combining them with other acts. Juggling quickly became a diverse art form that allowed people to experiment with other objects. Jugglers are often in the entertainment business, so there was always a need for new and exciting objects to juggle. In the end, circus-goers began to expect knives and burning torches to be a regular part of their routine.

However, juggling didn’t stay popular in the modern age. After the invention of cinema, the popularity of juggling declined. People could see all they wanted on the big-screen, and didn’t have to attend a live performance. This led to the decline of circuses and variety shows.

In the 1950s, things started to improve. Juggling was a popular pastime after WWII. People have gone to greater lengths to juggle.

You can compliment a juggler and ask them to perform for you. This will allow them to showcase the art they so diligently studied.

You might consider learning a little juggling if you feel adventurous. Even though it is incredibly difficult to master, it is a simple art that anyone can learn. It also improves hand coordination and eye coordination. You can show your support for a juggler or even become one on World Juggling Day!

Juggling is a skill that requires you to be able to hold two balls at once. This allows you to throw the ball in one hand and the other in the air. This skill is easy to learn for most people in just a few days. The next step is to use both your hands to throw the balls, while keeping at least one of them in flight.

You can still celebrate World Juggling Day if you have managed to improve your skills. Your skills can be displayed. You can also combine juggling with other skills like tightrope walking if you are skilled.


Jun 18 2025


All Day



Next Event

Go to Top