National Magic Day takes place on October 31 and reminds us of the many miracles that take place on earth, which often go unnoticed. Initially, the date was dedicated to the famous illusionist Houdini, but later it began to honor everyone who has something to do with magic. Join the celebration and experience the wonders for yourself!
Magic has had a significant role in history. From the sad burnings of witches to modern and curious shows featuring mind-boggling stunts, Houdini was at the heart of the latter. His death was a sad one, as he succumbed to appendicitis caused by a student’s punch to his stomach. Harry was born in Budapest and was known for his ability to escape from death-defying situations, such as ropes, chains, straitjackets, and closed spaces – he could always find a way out. Houdini would also challenge the police of a city to handcuff him, which he would then escape from.
- Earlier beliefs in magic were considered pagan superstitions.
- It has been proven that the clergy not only hunted witches, but also practiced magic themselves, as evidenced by some research.
- In the Middle Ages, science and magic were intertwined.
- Magic was divided into male and female.
- Witchcraft could be charged even for the color of someone’s hair, eyes, and freckles.
- The last law regarding witchcraft in England was only repealed as recently as 1951.
How to take part
- Learn to perform magic tricks – start with the basics and gradually move on to more complex ones.
- Forgive your friends to appreciate the skills!
- Watch your favorite magic-related films, such as Harry Potter.
- Organize a party to celebrate the day with your loved ones.
When Magic Day celebrated in 2023?
Magic Day is observed on October 31 each year.