Harlem Globetrotters Day
Harlem Globetrotters Day is an annual commemoration celebrated on January 7th of each year. Basketball fans would have found out what this Harlem Globetrotter is all about. For others, Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team which is known for the tricks of the playing basketball. The name and fame of their playing have created a special Day in the calendar. Celebrate Harlem Globetrotters Day in a unique way as to honor that player and their talents.
“The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, the place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.” – Michael Jordan
History of Harlem Globetrotters Day
The origin, history, and the founder of Harlem Globetrotters Day are not exactly known. There is no mention about the year since this Day has been celebrated. However, the Harlem Globetrotters has been in existence since the 1920s. Abe Saperstein has established the Harlem Globetrotters on January 7, 1927. Hence, the celebration Day falls on the same date every year. It began as the Savoy Big Five which was a basketball team with African American team of players. The team is a combination of the most outstanding athleticism, theatre, and comedy personals to ever enter the game. Harlem Globetrotters were known for their on-court antics which lead them to play 26,000 exhibition games in 122 countries and territories. More than 450 live events are played by the team worldwide each year. Currently, Herschend Family Entertainment owns the team.
Other Celebrations on January 7
January 7 is also celebrated as
- Old Rock Day
- Weigh-In Day
- National Bobblehead Day
- I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day
- National Tempura Day
How to Celebrate Harlem Globetrotters Day
Celebrating the Harlem Globetrotters Day is very simple. You can search for the videos by this Harlem Globetrotters and enjoy the antics. Also, you could watch out their live events, and exhibition games as life or through the videos. For those basketball lovers, it would even be more joyful when they play in your region. You can also apply their antics and tricks while playing basketball matches. Share your celebration moments on the social media using the hashtag #HarlemGlobetrottersDay.