National Tell a Fairy Tale Day is observed on February 26 of every year. National Tell-A Fairy Tale Day is entirely about myths and stories. Fairy tales are a literary genre that features magical and fantastical characters. It is a form of short story with fairies, trolls, elves, and witches as main characters, and these fairy tales are set in a magical world with events that take place open upon a time. Hence take this day as an opportunity to read, tell, and listen to fairy tales.
“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.” Eugene O’Neill
History of National Tell a Fairy Tale Day
The exact origin and the founder of this day are still unknown. The origin of most of the fairy tales also remains unknown. Some of the fairy tales may have some basis in truth. With the evolution of stories, Fairy Tales takes more magical quality with the fictional characters like giants, gnomes, fairies, mermaids, and much more. The fairy tales which are familiar today are collected and published by the Brothers Grimm. When the tradition of oral storytelling was faded, Jakob and his brother Wilhelm set out on a quest to preserve the fairy tales. They published their first volume of stories “Household Tales” in the year 1812. The stories of Jakob and Wilhelm had darker quality and were created only for the adult audience.
Other Celebrations on February 26
February 26 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
The best way to celebrate the day is by setting your imagination free and reading all your favorite fairy tales. If you have children, tell some fairy tales to them. For more fun, take a pen and create a new fairy tale. You can watch some of the movies which are based on fairy tales. At Nighttime, gather your friends, family members and host a fairy tale party. Take pictures while celebrating the day and share them with others on social media by using the hashtag #TellAFairyTaleDay.
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