NATIONAL ARCHERY DAY
National Archery Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in May. According to Wikipedia, archery is the practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically called an archer or a bowman—and a person who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite.
In recent years, archery has been growing in popularity. The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) began in Kentucky in 2002. The program has since spread to 47 states and 10 countries, with over 2.1 million kids participating each year. The second Saturday in May is generally the time the NASP tournament is held. This is the largest archery tournament in the world. Each year kids from all over the U.S. look forward to traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, for this culminating event to end their school archery year. The event draws over 11,500 students participating in NASP.
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National Archery Day was submitted by the National Archery in the Schools Program in March 2015. The registrar of National Day Calendar proclaimed National Archery Day in March 2015 to be observed annually on the 2nd Saturday of May.
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National Archery in the Schools Program contact information:
National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®)