National Limerick Day is celebrated on May 12th of every year. It is an unofficial holiday celebrated for just encouraging the people to read and write limericks. It is a kind of humorous poetry. Limerick is easy and short to write. It is a wonderful opportunity to put your pen on paper and write few poems on your own by just thinking up some kooky characters and situations, where you can add those characters in your poem and make it spicier. You can able to impress your friends by writing a poem for them.
“Limerick gained a reputation for piety, but we knew it was only the rain.” – Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes
History of National Limerick Day
The founder of National Limerick Day is still unknown. The National Limerick Day is celebrated for honouring the birthday of Edward Lear, who is an English poet and the author. He was born in 1812, and he gets Lear popularized this form of poetry, and he published his book in 1846 called A Book of Nonsense. Then the term limerick just refers to some specific version of poetry, which started from the city of Limerick, Ireland. The Limerick poem has traditionally five lines, with that every poem has an AABBA rhyme scheme. Then the rhyme scheme is the pattern that follows the rhymes in a poem. You can easily identify the rhymes in a poem by just using the designated letter in each line.
Other Celebrations on May 12
May 12 is also celebrated as
- International Nurses Day
- National Nutty Fudge Day
- National Odometer Day
- National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
- National Root Canal Appreciation Day
- National Receptionists Day
- Donate A Day’s Wages To Charity Day
- National School Nurse Day
- National Third Shift Workers Day
How to Celebrate National Limerick Day
It is celebrated with all your friends and with a loved one. On this day you can write your own Limerick, by joining together with friends and make it more funnier. Write your poem and give it your a loved one or share it with your friends and know that which one of your Limerick poems is best. If you may be a master in Limerick, you can take classes to the children and the person who is willing to learn you can teach them. Moreover, if you are willing to share your thoughts on Social Media by using the hashtag #NationalLimerickDay.
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