Tell a Fairy Tale Day

(Also known as National Tell a Fairy Tale Day)

Tell a Fairy Tale Day is observed next on Wednesday, February 26th, 2025 (363 days from today).

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Fairy tales are always interesting, attractive and extremely attractive stories to listeners. More specifically, fairy tales seem to have been associated with millions of people around the world since they were children. And Tell a Fairy Tale Day, held every year on February 26, is a day to make people happier, a day that recognizes the role fairy tales play in people's lives.

Fairy tales are folk oral stories that retell imaginary stories revolving around familiar characters such as talented characters, brave characters, orphans, youngest brothers, stepchildren, and poor people, miserable people, ugly people, smart people, stupid people and even stories about animals that talk and act like humans.

Origin of fairy tales

Many fairy tales were passed down orally for thousands of years before famous authors such as the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault rewrote them into books and commercialized them a few centuries ago.

When it comes to fairy tales, the most famous is probably the 19th century collection of stories by the Grimm brothers. There are also a number of other authors such as Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault. The authors have brought images of princesses, princes, demons, dark forests, strange magic...into story books and to children's beds all over the world.

However, we may not know the true age of many of these stories. In the study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists looked at fairy tales as the evolution of living things. They found that some fairy tales are quite old, originating around 6,000 years ago.

The basis for this research is a large online archive, which includes more than 2,000 stories from different Indo-European cultures. It is known as the Aarne–Thompson–Uther (ATU) classification system compiled in 2004.

Tracing the origin and birth of fairy tales is not an easy task. This is because there is little historical record of them, and many stories are passed down by word of mouth without a written version.

The results of the search show that some of the oldest fairy tales date from 2,500 years to 6,000 years ago, such as "The Blacksmith and the Devil" which tells the story of a blacksmith who make a deal with the devil in exchange for incomparable blacksmithing skills. Many other fairy tales appear to be younger, appearing in more modern branches of the language tree.

One of the reasons why fairy tales are so popular is because of the fantasy elements in them.

For example, "Beauty and the Beast" has a man magically transformed into a terrifying creature, but it also tells a simple, romantic, family tale that advises us all. Don't judge others based on appearance. The ordinary elements make them easy to understand and remember besides the element of fantasy makes fairy tales stand out.

History of Tell a Fairy Tale Day

The origin as well as the founder of Tell a Fairy Tale Day is still being sought. However, Tell a Fairy Tale Day is becoming more and more popular and loved.

Observing Tell a Fairy Tale Day

To celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day, you are encouraged to tell a few fairy tales. There are many different ways to tell fairy tales. You can simply sit next to your children and tell them the fairy tales you remember. Or you can join your kids, impersonate the characters in a fairy tale everyone loves, and tell the story together. Engage children to enjoy the fairy tale in different ways. Share your story on social media with the hashtag #TellAFairyTaleDay.


Tell a Fairy Tale Day has been observed annually on February 26th.


Sunday, February 26th, 2023

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Wednesday, February 26th, 2025

Thursday, February 26th, 2026

Friday, February 26th, 2027

Also on Wednesday, February 26th, 2025