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National Bowling Day

August 13

National Bowling Day - August

National Bowling Day is dedicated to one of the oldest sports in history. It is known that already in 5000 BC. the Egyptians played bowling, however, it was very different from the modern look and only in 1905 did it become similar to the game we are used to. Since then, it has improved and conquered more and more people.

The History

Although bowling is thousands of years old, the holiday began to be celebrated relatively recently – in 1956. But it was not exactly a celebration of the game – initially, tournaments were held throughout the United States, and the money earned went to the Red Cross humanitarian organization. Officially, August 13 was celebrated in 2011.

Interesting facts

Some interesting points:

  • on this day in many countries there are dizzying discounts to attract as many people as possible;
  • earlier the bowling ball was made of rubber, now it is plastic, urethane, etc.;
  • some historians believe that the game of bocce is an early precursor to American bowling;
  • there was a period in the USA when women were not allowed to play bowling: the ban was lifted in the first decade of the 20th century at the international women’s bowling congress;
  • there are special bowling clubs for children;
  • some games similar to bowling were banned in Europe due to the huge number of people betting;
  • many professionals play in dark glasses, it is believed that the accessory attracts good luck.

How to celebrate

The best decision on National Day is to join the game! And it doesn’t matter if you are a professional or a layman – everyone is equal on the track. Arrange competitions with your friends and choose the winner! Post your best photos of the day on social media with the hashtag #NationalBowlingDay.

When is National Bowling Day celebrated in 2022?

National Bowling Day is observed on the second Saturday of August.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday August 13 2022
Saturday August 12 2023
Saturday August 10 2024
Saturday August 9 2025
Saturday August 8 2026


August 13
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