National Clown Week August 1-7!
This is the third or fourth year in a row that I forgot that this week is International Clown Week.
I have posted about it before. (In fact, when I went to go look for images for this, I found one of the images that I created!)
What can I tell you, I’m a professional clown. I’m good at being forgetful.
(and you can read the previous post to see some info about the relevance of International Clown Week) Nevertheless, it is a good moment to bask in all things clown. (Which we try to do every day here at clownlink)
August 1st thru the 7th was designated “National Clown Week” by Joint Congressional Resolution, approved October 8, 1970 and signed into law by President Richard Nixon on August 2, 1971.
In part the proclamation reads,
“Whoever has heard the laughter of a child or seen the sudden delight on the face of a lonely old man has understood in those brief moments mysteries deeper than love.
All men are indebted to those who bring such moments of quiet splendor-who redeem sickness and pain with joy. All across
America good men in putty noses and baggy trousers following a tradition as old as man’s need to gently touch the lives of his fellowman. Today, as always, clowns and the spirit they represent are as vital to the maintenance of our humanity as the
builders and the growers and governors… “
You can read the full proclamation here.
You can also find out more about International Clown Week, which also runs the first week in August here:
or check out their facebook page
So how are you celebrating clowns this week?