National Tooth Fairy Day is observed on February 28 of every year. National Tooth Fairy Day is a day to look back on the history of dental care’s little helpers and to encourage our children to develop proper dental hygiene. Kids love the excitement of waking up to a gift from a fairy in exchange for a lost tooth. It’s a fun myth, who wouldn’t like it!? It’s just as fun for the parents and adults also. Some parts of the world, it is also celebrated on August 22.
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” – John Lennon
History of National Tooth Fairy Day
The creator or inventor of the National Tooth Fairy Day is still unknown. In 1927, Esther Watkins Arnold made the tooth fairy to real life in an eight-page playlet called “The Tooth Fairy.” Simultaneously, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his claim that fairies and gnomes were real by publishing pictures of two girls surrounded by “verified” fairies. In the following year, schools started to perform Arnold’s Play, and children placed their lost teeth under their pillows at night in the hopes of a visit from the tooth fairy.
Everyone in the world will love a good story. Fairies are familiar with myths and legends in some parts of the world, and they have fascinated us for centuries. The mystery and magic captivate kids and adults alike. It’s fun to tap into the kid in us and listen to these magical stories and believe these myths. Losing a tooth is scary one when you are a little kid, but when you know losing tooth means waking up to some money or a small gift, it seems worth it. The idea of the Tooth Fairy encourages kids to cope with what could be a scary experience for them and a difficult one for parents.
Other Celebrations on February 28
February 28 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the National Tooth Fairy Day
The best way to celebrate the National Tooth Fairy Day is by reading the books about the tooth fairy. There are dozens of books are available to learn about Tooth Fairy, hence visit your local library and select the appropriate book that you want and read them with your kids. Gather your kids to watch Tooth Fairy or Rise of the Guardians. Both of the films are a tooth-living winged fairy. Collect crafty and create a DIY Tooth Fairy pillow and the pillow will make it ‘fairy’ easy for the Tooth Fairy to find your child’s lost tooth. On this day, dig out the floss and make the pearly whites (Teeth) sparkles. If you have children, educate them to maintain proper dental hygiene. Make sure that the dentist never has to say, “You are bleeding because you don’t floss” ever again!. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about National Tooth Fairy Day by using the hashtag #ToothFairyDay.