Happy World Sword Swallowing Day!
Now, what do you think when you hear "Sword Swallowing?" Personally I think, "HOW?!" Sword swallowing is a technique that takes years to master. The trick is to slide the (blunt) blade down your esophagus to your stomach. However, there are some who use trick swords that have a collapsible blade (so they are not really swallowing it). Still looks convincing enough, though. The date of today's holiday will not be the same for the next year because it falls on the final Saturday of February. And this day was created by the Sword Swallowers Association International (yep, there is a group for this) back in 2008.
Sword Swallowing is a technique that has been around for a very long time. It is believed to have originated from the southern parts of India. If you want to learn more about today's holidays and ways to celebrate, then click here.