We celebrate 'World Puppetry Day' with UNIMA/ UNESCO tomorrow. Why not join us?
World Puppetry Day was first celebrated in 2003 by the Union International de la Marionnette (UNIMA) to promote and celebrate the art of puppetry.
The date of March 21st was chosen because it marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, symbolising the idea of rebirth and renewal.
The celebration of World Puppetry Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of puppetry as an art form and its cultural significance around the world. It provides an opportunity for puppetry artists, students and organisations to come together and celebrate the art form through performances, workshops and events around the world and is now recognised in over 90 countries.
In addition to celebrating the art of puppetry, World Puppetry Day also serves as a platform to promote peace and understanding among cultures through the exchange of ideas and traditions. It celebrates the diversity of puppetry and encourages cultural exchange and collaboration among puppetry artists and organisations.
World Puppetry Day is an important event that celebrates the art of puppetry and its cultural significance around the world. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the art form and promote peace and understanding among cultures through the simplicity of the puppet as a powerful metaphor.
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