- March 21 -

World Puppetry Day

World Puppetry Day, comes every March 21. The idea came from the puppet theater Dzhivada Zolfagariho from Iran. In 2000 at the XVIII Congress of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, (UNIMA) in Magdeburg, he made the proposal for discussion. Two years later, at a meeting of the International...

World Puppetry Day

World Puppetry Day, comes every March 21. The idea came from the puppet theater Dzhivada Zolfagariho from Iran. In 2000 at the XVIII Congress of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, (UNIMA) in Magdeburg, he made the proposal for discussion. Two years later, at a meeting of the International Council of UNIMA in June 2002 in Atlanta, the date of the celebration was identified. The first celebration was in 2003.

UNIMA
Union Internationale de la Marionnette International Puppetry Association was founded in Prague in 1929 the then Czechoslovak magazine Loutk was UNIMA s first official journal in years 1929 1930 . In 1981, Jacques Felix moved UNIMA s headquarters to Charleville M zi res , France . UNIMA is affiliated to UNESCO and it is a member of the International Theatre Institute.

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Puppetry_Day
http://www.tutorgigpedia.com/marionnette_es.html

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More holidays on this day:

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
International Day of Forests
Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun no hi-Japan)
International Day of Nowruz
World Poetry Day
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

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