International Clown Week

A CLOWN’S PRAYER – Author Unknown

As I stumble through this life,
help me to create more laughter than tears,
dispense more happiness than gloom,
spread more cheer than despair.
Never let me become so indifferent
that I will fail to see the wonder
in the eyes of a child
or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.
Never let me forget that my total effort
is to cheer people, make them happy
and forget – at least momentarily –
all the unpleasantness in their lives.
And, in my final moment,
may I hear You whisper:
‘When you made My people smile,
you made Me smile.’

International Clown Week is celebrated each year during the first week in August. It all started in 1971 with a Proclamation by President Richard Nixon, declaring that August 1-7 was National Clown Week. Over the years, the celebration grew, and it is now International Clown Week. The Pre- Primary students celebrated Clown Week in school- and it is obvious that it was probably the best week in the entire year where they got to dress up as clowns and also see their teachers dressed up the same way. They made paper cut outs of clowns, heard stories that involved clowns and also understood how clowns spread happiness wherever they go.