National Carousel Day - July 25
Tue, Jul 25, 2023

National Carousel Day

National Carousel Day is celebrated every year on July 25th. It was founded by the National Carousel Association. This date marks a significant event in 1871 – the first patent for a carousel design, by William Schneider. However, this attraction appeared much earlier – there evidence for something similar in the Byzantine Empire, approximately 500 AD.

The History

The Byzantine Empire attraction looked quite interesting – people sat in baskets hanging from special poles. There are several versions about the origin of the word ‘carousel’. According to one, it is associated with the Italian word ‘garosello’; with the other, the Spanish word ‘carosello’. Both mean ‘small battle’. The first attraction we would recognize – wooden horses moving in a circle – appeared in the 17th century.

It is believed Gustav Dentzel, an emigrant from Germany, was the first to come up with the idea of ​​​​using animals on a carousel. But he did not get a patent for his invention. That honor went to William Schneider from Davenport, Ohio.

Most Popular Amusement Parks

  • Magic Kingdom in Florida, in the Walt Disney resort area; more than 20 million guests come here every year.
  • Tokyo Disneyland – thanks to Japanese technology, it attracts about 16-17 million visitors every year.
  • Disney Sea in Tokyo is another park in Japan’s capital. Over the last decade, 15 million guests visited annually.
  • Universal Studios in Japan receives about 12 million guests every year.
  • Disneyland in Shanghai -more than 11 million people went there in the previous year.

How to take part

Dedicate this day to the family and visit to an amusement park or visit a local fair together. Be sure to ride the carousel and share your adventures on the social networks.

When is National Carousel Day Celebrated in 2023?

National Carousel Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 25th each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday July 25 2023
Thursday July 25 2024
Friday July 25 2025
Saturday July 25 2026

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