International Axe Throwing Day
Celebrated annually on the 13th of June, International Axe Throwing Day is a day for fellow axe throwers to rejoice in the sport of axe throwing! What was once a Canadian backyard pastime is now sweeping the globe. Axe throwing has become a popular sport, mostly due to the fact that it is unique, fun, and a sport that everyone can enjoy!
Facts About Axe Throwing
- The sport of axe throwing can be done recreationally with friends and family or competitively.
- The sport has been popularized and mainstreamed by the largest axe throwing club in the world, Bad Axe Throwing, which commercialized the sport.
- There are standardized rules and regulations, identified by The World Axe Throwing League, including throwing distance, point system, target size, etc.
- Professionally trained axe throwing coaches teach participants how to throw an axe, aiming for the bullseye on the target.
- Most axe throwing facilities offer axe throwing leagues that run for eight consecutive weeks.
- The majority of axe throwing facilities cater to special events such as birthday parties, team-building functions, and bachelor/bachelorette parties.
- It is a sport that everyone can participate in.
History of Axe Throwing
The sport of axe throwing is believed to have originated with loggers in the 19th century, now referred to as lumberjacks. Axe Throwing facilities have taken an urban approach, offering up a sport of throwing axes. Similar to darts, there is a large target in which the participant aims for the bullseye. Recently, the sport has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon.
Customs, Traditions and Celebrations
International Axe Throwing Day can be celebrated in a number of different ways. Axe throwers can choose to build their own target and celebrate in their own backyard. Participants can also visit a nearby axe throwing club where all supplies are provided. Members of The World Axe Throwing League offer complimentary axe throwing across their locations in Canada and the U.S.