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NATIONAL FROG JUMPING DAY – May 13

 

National Frog Jumping Day May 13

NATIONAL FROG JUMPING DAY

Observed each year on May 13, National Frog Jumping Day is a favorite of young and old alike.

In 1865, Mark Twain published his first short story, Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog. Later, he changed the name and published it as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.  This same story also had a third title, The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

The current frog jumping record was set in 1986 by Rosie the Ribeter, who jumped 21 feet, 5-3/4 inches.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #FrogJumpingDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Mark Twain’s story about a pet frog named Dan’l Webster and a casual competition between two men betting on whose frog jumps higher, is the origin of National Frog Jumping Day.  The annual Frog Jumping Contest,  which began in 1849 in Calaveras County, California is also an origin of this holiday.  The international counterpart of this celebration is February 19.

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