The Commedia dell'Arte Day is celebrated every year on February 25, and is proclaimed by the Italian cultural association SAT as an action of the incommedia.it project in support of SAT's appeal to the nation of Italy and to the United Nations (UNESCO) to recognize Commedia dell'Arte as an official piece of "Intangible Cultural Heritage".
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Every year the SAT committee declares a city to be the flagship event of the Commedia dell'Arte Day and a well-known cultural figure dedicates a message to the worldwide events.
The first edition was celebrated in 2010 with the city of Bologna at heart of the worldwide celebrations as curated by the local SAT member 'Fraternal Compagnia' (2010 website). The first dedicatory message was written by Nobel Laureate Dario Fo.
The second edition was centered in Turin, curated by the local SAT Member 'Santibriganti Teatro' (2011 website). Dedication by Prof. Roberto Tessari.
In 2012 Malaga, Spain hosted the flagship event with the SAT Member 'Teatro del Lazzi' as local organizer (2012 website). Dedication by Miguel Romero Esteo.
The SAT member 'Teatro Ricerche' organized the 2013 flagship event in Istanbul, Turkey (2013 website). Dedication by Üstün Akmen.
The 2014 Commedia dell'Arte Day was celebrated worldwide without a flagship city (2014 website).
The sixth edition was centered in Padua with a flagship event organized locally by 'Accademia del Teatro in Lingua Veneta' (2015 website). Dedication by Giorgio Albertazzi.
The seventh edition was centered in Padua with a flagship event organized locally by 'Accademia del Teatro in Lingua Veneta' (2016 website). Dedication by Antonio Fava.
The worldwide Commedia dell'Arte Day events are coordinated by Faction of Fools.