8 Cool World Events in 2017

Every year brings with it a whole bunch of events to get excited about, and 2017 is no different! These are just a few of the interesting dates to keep an eye out for in the upcoming year. To learn even more of the latest facts about the world, get the "National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017": http://smarturl.it/NGKAl17Events

  1. 1

    World Puppetry Day (March 21)

    Puppets get their time to shine as we celebrate the mastery of this art form.

  2. 2

    Star Wars Day (May 4)

    May the FOURTH be with you! Celebrate all things from a galaxy far, far away on this day.

  3. 3

    International Yoga Day (June 21)

    Try a downward dog or tree pose on this day!

  4. 4

    Canada Turns 150! (July 1)

    O Canada! Canada marks 150 years since Confederation with nationwide festivities.

  5. 5

    International Tiger Day (July 29)

    Sport your stripes today as you show love—and raise awareness— for these beloved (and endangered) big cats.

  6. 6

    Amazon Day (September 5)

    Make some noise! Honor the Amazon—the world’s largest rain forest—today.

  7. 7

    World Teachers' Day (October 5)

    Honor the coolest person in school!

  8. 8

    Punkin Chunkin World Championships (Early November)

    Using catapults, air cannons, and more, competitors in Delaware, U.S.A., attempt to launch their pumpkins the farthest.

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