June 12 is Magic Day, so today we celebrate all things magic. Magic Day is also celebrated on Oct. 31 — the day that Harry Houdini died. The holiday commemorates the famous magician and appreciates the art of magic as a whole.
Here are some magic-related fun facts:
- The first magic performance is believed to be held in 2700 BCE by Egyptian magician Dedi.
- The famous magician look — a top hat and tailcoat — was created by the French magician Alexander Herrmann.
- The International Brotherhood of Magicians is the biggest magic organization in the world, which has about 15,000 members worldwide.
- It is believed that the term “hocus-pocus” is derived from a Norse magician named Ochus Bochus.
A great way to spend today — or any day — is to learn some magic tricks. Entertain your friends and family by learning from the following magic trick tutorials:
3 Easy Card Tricks You Can Learn in 5 Minutes
Easy Magic Tricks Anyone Can Do