Mother Goose Day

Mother Goose Day is observed next on Monday, May 1st, 2023 (218 days from today).

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Mother Goose Day is celebrated our childhood with fairy tales, and because of those wonderful fairy tales, our days have been transformed into magical experiences.

Childhood is a beautiful memory for anyone because it contains a lot of interesting things. Without a second thought, we all grew up listening to a lot of fairy tales and rhythmic rhymes as children. It was your parents or grandparents who entertained you with so many different stories and songs. Besides them, there is another personality that has made you listen to a collection of fairy tales and rhymes. You must have guessed it and it is none other than the talented Mother Goose. Mother Goose Day on May 1st every year was created to celebrate Mother Goose, an incredibly talented storyteller, and the role she played when you were a child.

Why Mother Goose Day?

The day is celebrated to remember the childhood stories we used to read and ultimately create our own magical world or stay out of that fantasy for days. Stories are magical because they don't charge us high prices for tickets and springtime journeys that take us to a place and give us memories; instead, they are low priced and bring back great memories.

Every story in story books and stories told to us by our grandparents have moral teachings, a great lesson for life. Those moral teachings and life lessons have been gently taught, and therefore, somewhere in the core of our hearts, we have those teachings. Through stories is the mind and ingrained in it are life lessons, and now the children around us will surely understand those teachings.

The power of imagination through these childhood stories increases, and a permanent link is created with childhood stories and rhymes. As a result, individuals across the United States celebrate National Mother Goose Day as a token of thanks and love for the writers and rhymes and stories that make their childhood memories alive. We become invaluable by using travel to destinations without incurring hefty costs to teach something like a life lesson and to teach morality.

History of Mother Goose Day

Gloria. T. Delamar, a famous fairy tale writer, established National Mother Goose Day in 1987. This was also the year Delamar published “Mother Goose: From Kindergarten to Literature”. But the history of fairy tales and the rhymes that followed goes back a long way. French writer from the 17th century, Charles Perrault, is said to be the founder of the fairy tale genre. It was through his works that for the first time the lessons of imagination and life were integrated. In 1729, an English version of Perrault's work that was translated by Robert Samber, was published with the name "History, or Tales of Past Times, Told by Mother Goose."

Many early versions of fairy tales and nursery rhymes had much darker themes than the versions we have today. In The Little Mermaid story, instead of Ariel's happy ending, she returns to the sea and dies after turning into a sponge. Another example is the children's rhyme, 'Ring a Ring o Roses', which deals with the plague. In the old days, fairy tales and rhymes, like poetry, would parody the political situations of a country. At times, satire can be so offended that the writer is executed!

Many famous modern-day authors, such as C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, claim that fairy tales and rhymes have influenced their thinking and work. It is because of these authors and their predecessors that many people begin to enjoy reading from the very beginning, and this is the aim of Delamar and all other children's rhymes who want to encourage children to read. It is demonstrated that reading fiction when you was young will create empathy. As the result, these people tend to be leaders with great qualities and skills. Empathy, by itself, is an important quality in all walks of life.

Some reasons for Mother Goose Day being loved

  • It's our childhood memories

Childhood nostalgia beckons with the promise of dragon rides and thrilling adventures. Through fairy tales and rhymes, we create memories and relationships that last a lifetime.

  • It's a celebration of stories

Stories are possible to enjoy many interesting journeys without moving. Story doesn't require us to fill out extensive visa documents or have single-use money to travel. All it requires is imagination and you will go on a great adventure.

  • It's a celebration of life lessons

Teaching life lessons and their importance to children is extremely important. And doing so through a medium like fairy tales and rhymes makes it all the more interesting.

How to celebrate Mother Goose Day

There are so many life-loving, enjoyable and appreciative ways to observe a day that made our childhood days so magical. Without any further delay, get to those spots and celebrate the day in one of two ways. The points to observe the date are as follows:

  • A person can read their favorite fairy tale from their childhood days.
  • You can try to enjoy a new fairy tale.
  • Gather information about your favorite childhood author and your favorite work.
  • Clear out clutter in your office and around your office, including your document racks or bookshelves during the day.
  • Gather information about the date and about your favorite fairy tale characters.
  • Bake some cookies and donuts, make yourself a cup of coffee, take a break from your busy life and read a story that will connect you to the place you've always wanted to go. The power of imagination will surely take you there.
  • Throw a themed party for kids at adoption centers and celebrate the day with those kids by reading and giving away their storybooks.
  • Watch a movie or clip of your favorite short story, order some pizza or your favorite food, and enjoy the holiday.
  • You can also see oldest to newest versions of your favorite stories and go through the day.
  • Arrange activities with your own kids or kids around by hosting a small get-together where everyone can read stories and tell what they like best.
  • Rewrite the story that you always thought of as a child after reading those wonderful fairy tales.
  • Give a book of fairy tales to your favorite kid in the neighborhood.
  • Or give the same thing to the child that annoys you the most and observe the difference in behavior from that point on.
  • Each individual should honor those moral teachings and life lessons by practicing them during the day or doing something good related to them.
  • Don't forget to share moments of your day and snap selfies of the day, and post them on social media with hashtags like #NationalMotherGooseDay, #MotherGooseDay.

Observed

Mother Goose Day has been observed annually on May 1st.

Dates

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Thursday, May 1st, 2025

Also on Monday, May 1st, 2023

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