2017 National Yo-Yo Day

Annual Fall

6th June

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20186th JuneWednesday
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20206th JuneSaturday
20216th JuneSunday
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20246th JuneThursday
20256th JuneFriday
20266th JuneSaturday
20276th JuneSunday

Yo-Yo day is here...hooray! Not that you need an excuse to play with your Yo-Yo. Wherever you are today, get out your Yo-Yo and impress your friends, family, and co-workers with your Yo-Yo skills. And, do it at work today! If you don't think it's appropriate at work, consider the fact that three U.S. presidents (Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon) showed off their Yo-Yo expertise while in office!

It's origin is hard to factually prove. Many believe that the Yo-Yo originated in China as early as 500-1000 B.C. However, their is some evidence that it was first used in Greece even before this time. Over the centuries the Yo-Yo has had it's ups and downs (tee,hee).  

The classic Yo-Yo was made wildly popular in America by businessman Donald F. Duncan Sr. He manufactured the "Duncan Yo-Yo" in the early 1900's.

National Yo-Yo Day

Celebrate the Yo-YTo today by "walking the dog" or "shooting the moon", the most popular tricks.

First made popular in the 1920s, yo-yoing remains a popular pastime of many generations and cultures. It was first invented in ancient Greece. The modern yo-yo was born in 1928, when Pedro Flores opened the Yo-yo Manufacturing Company in Santa Barbara, California. Shortly thereafter (ca. 1929), an entrepreneur named Donald F. Duncan recognized the potential of this new fad and purchased the Flores Yo-yo Corporation and all its assets which was transferred to the new company in 1932 - the same year that the name "Yo-yo" was first registered as a trademark.

Duncan is most commonly associated with the Yo-Yo, the commercial success and iconic status they enjoyed during the 20th century in the United States and the world being largely the result of his marketing efforts. Duncan was born on June 6, 1892 - that's why National Yo-Yo Day takes place on June 6.


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