World Sword Swallower's Day


SSAI announces the 10th Annual World Sword Swallower's Day on Saturday, February 25, 2017, co-sponsored by Ripley Entertainment and celebrated at Ripley's Believe It or Not! locations worldwide!

  Full details and press releases here...


Held on the LAST Saturday of February in conjunction with National Swallowing Disorders Month

This year, World Sword Swallower's Day 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017


Celebrate with SSAI sword swallowers around the world at your nearest Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, or with a sword swallower near you!

Sword Swallowers: Register to RSVP and confirm your appearance at your nearest Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium:


  • To educate the general public and dispel myths on the art of sword swallowing
  • To honor veteran sword swallowers
  • To raise awareness of the contributions sword swallowers have made in the fields of science and medicine
  • To perform medical demonstrations for the medical community at hospitals and medical centers
  • To raise donations for Esophageal Cancer Research and the Injured Sword Swallowers Relief Fund with donations matched by Ripley Entertainment
  • To raise awareness that the 4000 year old ancient art of sword swallowing is still an exciting and viable entertainment art today!


Media is invited to witness this incredible visual forray!

At 1:45 to 2:15pm local time, sword swallowers will be making appearances, signing autographs, performing individual signature acts, or unveiling UNBELIEVABLE NEW STUNTS, some of which have NEVER BEEN WITNESSED BEFORE IN PUBLIC!

On 2/25/17 at precisely 2:25:17pm local time, sword swallowers at each property will swallow swords in honor of veteran and fellow sword swallowers around the world!

Major media coverage in past years has included local, regional, national and international news media coverage such as CNN, BCC, Fox News and others.


Local celebrities are invited to attend and remove a sword from a sword swallower's throat! Details will be kept secret until the day of the event.

Please contact us to be part of this event and get your own media exposure!


Please contact us or check with your local Ripley's Believe it or Not! for specific details.

Don't miss out on the mass sword swallow scheduled on 2-25-17 at 2:25:17 local time!


Sword swallowers around the world, there has never been such an opportunity to get your face in so many media outlets at once! Not only is this a true credential builder to perform for live audiences at Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditoriums, but this is also a rare opportunity to perform with your fellow sword swallowers around the world and take part of a historic sword swallowing event! If you have not yet made arrangements, please register for your Ripley's property and contact us for details.

Sword Swallowers: Register to confirm your appearance at your nearest Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium:

Organized by the Sword Swallowers Association International, the event is co-sponsored by Ripley Entertainment.


Full details and press releases here...

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