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Celebrate Global Smurfs Day

Celebrate Global Smurfs Day


It seems that anyone can have a day celebrated in their honour. Today, Saturday 25th June has been marked Global Smurfs Day to correspond with the birthday of their creator, Peyo (born June 25, 1928), Had I known this, I would not have given away the extensive range of Smurfs (stuffed, fluffy, hard plastic and talking variety in all sizes) that my girls acquired when they were growing up. This event is likely to breed a new generation of Smurf fans, and I could never be forgiven.

The event will also mark the anticipated July 29 release of “Smurfs 3-D” Animation in movie theatres. Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will coordinate events all over the world as part of Global Smurfs Day, a worldwide event in anticipation of the release of the Smurfs’ trip to movie theatres. The movie, however, won’t be shown in Australia until September.

Today, Fans in costumes, painting their skin blue and putting on the white hat and shoes, will attend events in cities around the world as the organisers try to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Smurfs (the record stands at 2,510), including Brussels, Belgium (Peyo’s home country); Athens, Greece; Scheveningen (The Hague), Holland; Dublin, Ireland; Mexico City, Mexico; Panama City, Panama; Warsaw, Poland; Moscow, Russia; Johannesburg, South Africa; New York, USA; and London, UK.
Even Apple has had success with the Smurfs since the release of its Smurf Village app. This free app enables users to create their own village full of smurfs.

I think we are in for another Smurf revival. Will you be one of the new breed of Smurf fans?

Yours in Smurfs
Angie Rapisarda

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