I’ve decided to honour National Day’s Not Saints days but all the odd, weird, funny National Days we hear about on the web.
So today is #NationalDay of Tug of War.
Tug-of-war is a competitive sport that takes place around the world and has a long and ancient history. Two teams hold each end of a large rope and attempt to pull the other towards them in order to win. Contests often take place over bodies of water or muddy areas so that the losing team suffers the indignity of falling in, which is preferable to the Viking version of tug-of-war when teams competed over a pit of fire. The number of people taking part can vary from just a few to a large crowd, with the world record for a single tug-of-war standing at 1,574 participants. It is not surprising that such a popular event has its own annual day; Tug-of-War Day. Cries of ‘heave’ are heard around the world on a day when numerous matches take place, giving a chance to take part or cheer on this timeless team game.
I remember doing it in school on Sports Days’ but not since. It is often performed on team building days that companies run.
Have you ever taken part in a Tug of War?
Have you entered our competition yet? What are you waiting, for as it ends very soon. Competition