National Limerick Day is celebrated on May 12th of every year. It is an unofficial holiday celebrated to encourage people to read and write limericks. It is a kind of humorous poetry. Definition by Limerick is easy, funny, and short to write. It is a wonderful opportunity to put your pen on paper and write a few poems on your own by just thinking up some kooky characters and situations, where you can add those characters to 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. But people believe that the poem’s name came from the Irish city. National Limerick Day is celebrated to honor the birthday of Edward Lear, who is an English poet and author. He was born in 1812, and Lear popularized this form of poetry. 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 in the city of Limerick, Ireland. The Limerick poem traditionally has five lines, and every poem has an AABBA rhyme scheme. Then, 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.

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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 funnier. Write your poem and give it to your loved one, or share it with your friends, and know which one of your Limerick poems is best. If you are 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.

Thank you for reading the post. You can celebrate every day with and Happy National Limerick Day 2024.