National Archery Day

May 8, 2021

May 8 - National Archery Day

What Is National Archery Day?

National Archery Day celebrates archery as a fun shooting sport for both kids and adults. This sport allows people who take part to train not only their arms and upper bodies but also their minds! In recent years, archery’s growing popularity is piquing people’s interest. One supporting reason points to the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) that began in Kentucky in 2002. Since then, the program expanded to 47 states and 10 countries, with over 2.1 million kids participating each year.

When Is National Archery Day?

National Archery Day on the second Saturday in May recognizes one of the oldest sports still in existence.

History Of National Archery Day

National Archery Day was submitted by the National Archery in the Schools Program in March 2015. The second Saturday in May is generally the time the NASP tournament is held. This is the largest archery tournament in the world. Each year kids from all over the U.S. look forward to traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, for this culminating event to end their school archery year. The event draws over 11,500 students participating in NASP. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Archery Day in March 2015 to be observed on the 2nd Saturday of May, annually.


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