Carousels are among the most classic amusement park rides. They have been around in some form since the early 18th century. The original carousel was based off of a game played by knights who would toss a ball back and forth as the galloped around in a circle. A version of this game began to be played at carnivals, with people riding on real horses. The mechanical version developed as time went on. Carousel Day is a holiday that celebrates this ride and its rich history. You can celebrate it by finding a carousel near you to ride on. Whether it is at your local mall or a nearby carnival carousels are usually not too far out of reach. They are an excellent source of entertainment for people of all ages.