Celebrate World Atlatl Day 2024 at S'edav Va'aki Museum

Celebrate World Atlatl Day 2024 at S’edav Va’aki Museum

Join the Fun and Get Ready for the First 602 Area Code Day in Phoenix

As part of the celebrations leading up to Phoenix’s first official 602 Area Code Day, the S’edav Va’aki Museum is hosting a special event for families to enjoy: World Atlatl Day 2024 on Saturday, June 1st. The event, organized by the Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies (S.A.L.T.), invites participants to test their prehistoric hunting skills with an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon.

The atlatl, a weapon that predates the bow and arrow, has been used worldwide for thousands of years. This ancient tool, consisting of a stick with a hook on the end to hold a dart or spear, enhances the distance, speed, and force of the projectile, making it a remarkably effective hunting device.

A Day of Fun and Learning

This FREE event is open to the public, and the museum is offering free admission from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are welcome but not required. No pre-registration or prior experience is needed to participate in the atlatl demonstration, making it an excellent opportunity for families to learn and have fun together.

The goal of World Atlatl Day is to raise awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology, aiming to have as many people as possible throw an atlatl on the same day. S.A.L.T. is dedicated to teaching, sharing, learning, and practicing the skills that allowed ancient peoples to thrive in their environments.

Celebrate 602 Area Code Day

The festivities on June 1st are just the beginning. On June 2nd, Phoenix will officially celebrate its first 602 Area Code Day. Similar to area code days in other cities, this event aims to promote Phoenix as a vibrant place to live, work, and enjoy life. The celebration will include various events and community engagement opportunities, partnering with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to cultivate civic pride.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with Phoenix’s ancient past while celebrating its modern community spirit. For more information on World Atlatl Day or other events at the S’edav Va’aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.