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.

Magician Harry Houdini

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.

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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

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