World Puppet Day

In a decisive gesture we put down our newspaper, switch off the news, and propose a toast to art and fraternity; today is a day of celebration, World Puppetry Day! We cannot forget the grief, the painful reality of misfortune and poverty troubling the world, but exactly because we do not want to forget, we intend to dedicate ourselves to celebrate human dignity, and the insatiable zeal of mankind to strengthen life against misfortune and death. Art is a hymn to this dignity, bringing together past and future generations, cultures and clans, in a continuous stream of poetry. Art...

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