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March 29th is Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day

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If you're looking for something to do today then get ready for some magic because it's Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day!  Grab your magic wand and top hat and let's get right into celebrating Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day!  


Well, believe it or not, we all actually enjoy smoke and mirrors... illusions... magic! We like being tricked and having to figure out how the heck they just did that. We like having to think about things we don't understand, even if we know that it's just a trick. And that's why we're celebrating; because we love illusions so much!  It's entertaining and it has been for many years. This trickery was performed by illusionists and even people who liked to call themselves witches and wizards. In fact, in 1584 a book called The Discoverie of Witchcraft was published to prove once and for all that witches weren't real.

It laid out how they did a lot of their "magic" tricks. But perhaps people in those days wanted to believe in mystical people like that because in 1603 they tried to burn all the copies of this book.  But today we love seeing how far illusionists and magicians will go to perform the unbelievable right in front of our eyes. Whether it's making things disappear, teleporting things, escaping from different devices, levitating or predicting things it all seems to wow us.  I mean it is pretty amazing when I can predict that you're reading this sentence, right? No? OK, fine! haha


So how can you celebrate today?  Well, you could look into the history of some of your favorite illusionists today. See how they got started in magic and even watch them perform. Whether it's Criss Angel, Harry Houdini, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, David Blaine or Penn & Teller, I'm sure you'll be amazed by what you see today.  Even if you're not amazed I'm sure you'll spend half of the time trying to say how you think they pulled it off.  You might be right, you might be wrong but either way they got you thinking! 

Or you could kick back and watch a movie all about magic. The Illusionist and The Prestige are two very good options that come to mind. I love movies like this because there's always some hidden twist that you know will be there and you try your best to figure it out before the end of the movie. The best part is when you're completely WRONG and they end up tricking you!   And you could even learn a couple magic tricks yourself today. Look up some tutorials online or pick up some props and start practicing to perfect your tricks. Trust me, you don't want to get into a straitjacket and lock yourself in an underwater box without practicing it a few times. But once you do perfect your illusions, you'll always have an ice breaker when you have no one to talk to at a party ;).   I hope you enjoy your day and that someone doesn't trick you too bad.

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