Donald Duck Day is celebrated on June 9th of every year in all parts of the globe. It is propounded in the loving memories of the debut appearance of Donald Duck in 1934 when he was featured in the Silly Symphony Cartoon named The Wise Little Hen. Donald Duck is the most popular animated figure worldwide and it defeated the fame of Mickey Mouse which was the mascot of Disney. In America it is known as Duck Avenger and in United Kingdom people call it the Super Duck. This name has been given after the famous Australian cricketer Donald Bradman. With the passage of time this character got so famous and this Donald Duck Day came into existence. People do a lot of fun on this special day event and visit amusement park like Disneyland and others. At many places his television series and movies become the main part of the celebrations. They wear Donald Duck Costume, roam in the market and do hands shake with the visitors. Hence Donald Duck Day has the national and international popularity.
The Donald Duck Day is celebrated across the globe with various events and activities. In many locations it has been given recognition of unofficial national holiday also. They visit amusement parks, Disneyland and other places to celebrate the special event of Donald Duck Day. At many places people participate in different competitions by wearing the Donald Duck costume and try to imitate the character. Many agencies are promoting the Donald Duck day online on facebook they get lots of enquiries.
On the Donald Duck Day people do a lot of activities like
In several schools, competitions are organized to attract students, by drawing the pictures of Donald Duck they earn prizes. In many countries governments are also supporting the Donald Duck Day with various initiatives.
Donald Duck Day has so much importance in creating a healthy and smooth relationship in the society. With the help of this special day different agencies, non government organizations and individuals are coming forward to promote it with many other interventions. Due to the name and fame of the event many countries have started celebrating it at very big platform and invite maximum number of audience to participate.
"When I was nine years old I use to copy - not trace - the covers of the Donald Duck comics. Many years later I became a close friend of Jack Hannah, the director of the Donald Duck film shorts."
- William Jackson
"I am like a cartoon strip; I am like Donald Duck; everybody knows me in Italy."
- Roberto Benigni
"Throughout my teens, I just wanted to go somewhere I could wear a Donald Duck pin and no one would care."
- Paul Feig
"People think I have an interest in comics, but I'm only interested in comics from the '40s, like 'Donald Duck' comics."
- Terry Zwigoff
"When Donald Duck traded his wings for arms, was he trading up or trading down?"
- Douglas Coupland
"When I was little, we had a Golden Book that had all these Disney characters in one portrait on the first page. My dad used to read from it every night. We'd play this game of find Pluto or find Donald Duck. He'd read us stories and do all the voices. Those are great memories."
- Danica McKellar