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Day of walking on stilts

It always falls on 27 July every year.

For the common man, stilts are the foundation of theater artists, jugglers or clowns. Stilts have a long history in many cultures from ceremonial to practical. Stilts are not only entertaining, but have also been used in the industry, pastoral to construction. They are sometimes used in building construction as part of a permanent structure.

The origin is stilts from China during 722 -481 years BC. Created by Yan Ying to keep people from mocking him for being small. Stilt walking quickly spread across the country and began to be used to celebrate big events, festivals and dances.

Stilts are used in the plasterboard industry. A special design and name was created for them. They are called Handwerkerstelzen in Germany.

Stilts have been used for work since the 6th century BC. In the French Landes region, shepherds used stilts to track their herds, and in the city they used to walk through the rough terrain of bushes, pools of water and marshes. Stilt walking has been a tradition for over 600 years in Namur, Belgium.

Stilts are wooden poles (prisms, sticks) allowing a person to stand at a height above the ground. For walking, the prisms are equipped with standing steps or stirrups for attaching to the feet.

You can use the hashtag #WalkOnStiltsDay or social media.