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World Puppetry Day

The idea of creating a World Puppetry Day was first discussed by the UNIMA members during the 18th Congress, in Magdeburg, in year 2000.
The official date ”March 21st”, on proposition from Dadi Pudumjee, was approuved in 2002 at the UNIMA Council Meeting in Atlanta.
The first International Message was delivered in New Delhi in 2003 and gained popularity.
It’s now celebrated all over the world.

A Facebook page is dedicated to this event.

Useful information for 2020

UNIMA proposes World Puppetry Day on March 21, 2020 to be as a first step in the celebration of the XX World Peace Day of UNESCO, which will take place on September 19, 2020 in Tolosa, Spain.

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