Together, we create the movement!
In 2003, the Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA), the international union of puppetry, launched World Puppetry Day which takes place every March 21.
In 2018, the African author, director, singer and poet, Werewere-Liking Gnepo, wrote the message. This great Ivorian artist, who was born in Cameroon and who has been living in Côte d’Ivoire since 1978, is world renowned for her strong commitments as a citizen of Africa, as a woman, as a trainer of young artists, and as a promoter of the development of contemporary Pan-African culture and arts.
This message, translated into three of the UNIMA's official languages (French, English, Spanish), is disseminated as widely as possible on March 21. The goal, leveraging UNIMA’s international outreach through its national centres, is to promote appreciation of this enduring human endeavour.