International Sword Swallowers Day

International Sword Swallowers Day is observed next on Saturday, February 22nd, 2025 (213 days from today).

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International Sword Swallowers Day is an annual celebration held on the last Saturday of February every year. We swallow food, but what about swords? Don't ever put it in your mouth now for testing because you are forbidden to do that. So many people all over the world were passionate about doing such a seriously dangerous activity. Swallowing a sword is one of the actions or skills in which a trained person passes a sword through the mouth down the esophagus to the stomach. Indeed, it is necessary to honor the talented personalities who have actively participated in doing so. To honor and appreciate sword swallowers and their practice of sword swallowing, International Sword Swallowers Day was created.

History of International Sword Swallowers Day

International Sword Swallower Day celebrates the art of sword swallowing. As some might think, the act of swallowing a sword is not really an illusion. Although sword swallowers do not actually swallow swords, they open their esophagus so much that the sword can pass through the stomach. The first known sword swallowing is believed to have occurred in southern India before 2000 BC. Don't try to celebrate this holiday at home. Except for a very few true experts, you are better off being a spectator than a participant.

The International Swallows Day Festival was first held in 2007 and is organized by the International Swallowers Association, SSAI, and co-sponsored by Ripley Entertainment. February was chosen for this holiday because February is National Swallowing Disorders month and events related to the holiday help raise money for esophageal cancer research and fund treatment for sword swallowers injured during work.

How to celebrate International Sword Swallowers Day

Dangerous, fun and engaging, International Sword Swallowers Day showcases the art of sword swallowing. Every year, the Sword Swallowers International Association organizes events in association with Ripley Entertainment. Do we even need to tell you not to try this at home?

Get in the spirit of celebrating International Sword Swallowers Day by watching the sword devour if it's celebrated at avenue near you. Learn about the art of sword swallowing and its history. If you know any sword swallowers directly, appreciate and encourage them to save this incredible art from death. You can even lend them your support by providing money for their medical treatment. Share your appreciation and credit for them on social media using hashtags #InternationalSwordSwallowersDay or #SwordSwallowersDay.


International Sword Swallowers Day has been observed the last Saturday in February.


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