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International Fairy Day

Today is International Fairy Day - spread your magic and joy with whimsical decorations, sparkly outfits, and plenty of pixie dust!
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Introduction

Gather your wings and join in the celebration of International Fairy Day on June 24! This special day was created to honor the mythical creatures that have enchanted us with their whimsical stories and magical powers for centuries. Believe it or not, these fantastical creatures are believed to be a part of many cultures around the world, from Europe to Asia and everywhere in-between. So grab your wand and get ready to take flight on this special day honoring fairies everywhere!

History of International Fairy Day

International Fairy Day Dates

International Fairy Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1300s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Fairy Tales</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first recorded mention of fairies comes from Italy, in the form of fairy tales handed down orally over generations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1692</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Fairy Tales in Print</div><div class='timeline-text'>Frenchman Charles Perrault publishes his tales, many involving fairies, beginning the tradition of written fairy tales that continue to this day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1825</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Fairies as Observers</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scottish folklorist Sir Walter Scott publishes "The Demonology and Witchcraft Letters," recounting stories of fairies as observers of human activity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1913</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Fairy Investigation Society</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Fairy Investigation Society is formed in Britain by a group of individuals interested in the study of fairies and other elemental creatures.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1927</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Fairy Tale Explosion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Danish company Lego, known for its popular construction toys, begins to introduce fairy tale-themed sets, popularizing the stories to a whole new generation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1998</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of International Fairy Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Artist Jessica Galbreth establishes International Fairy Day to celebrate fairies and their cultural importance, setting the date as June 24.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Fairy Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read a fairy tale</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pick out your favorite fairy tale and share it with friends and family. Whether it's a classic like Cinderella or a modern take on the genre, it's sure to be a magical experience.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a fairy movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some popcorn, get your friends together, and enjoy a good fairy movie. It doesn't even have to be a Disney film; many modern films also include fairies in some way.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up as a fairy</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make or buy yourself a fairy costume and go out for the day. You can visit parks or gardens, or just walk around town and spread the fairy spirit.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a fairy garden</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search for local parks or gardens that have set up dedicated fairy gardens. Many of these places host special events to celebrate International Fairy Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own fairy garden</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create your own magical world with an outdoor fairy garden. Gather up some small plants and decorations, then arrange everything to make your own enchanted space.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Fairy Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fairy tales inspire us</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From Sleeping Beauty to Snow White, fairy tales have been captivating audiences for centuries. They're stories of daring deeds and heroic triumphs that encourage us to believe in the power of our dreams and the importance of staying true to ourselves.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fairy tales remind us to be kind</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many classic fairy tales have positive messages about kindness and compassion. Through these stories, we're reminded that even small acts of kindness can have a big impact and go a long way towards making our world a better place for everyone.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fairy tales are fun!</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What's more exciting than turning off your phone, popping some popcorn and settling into an old-fashioned story time? Fairy tales offer an escape from reality and bring out the kid in all of us as we root for our favorite characters on their adventures.</p></div></div>

5 Enchanting Facts for International Fairy Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Fairies have a strong historical basis in many cultures</h3><p class='facts-content'>From the Celtic Sidhe to the Russian Domovoi, numerous cultures around the globe have their unique versions of fairies and regard these mythical creatures as integral parts of their folklore and traditions.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Fairies aren’t always depicted as tiny and delicate</h3><p class='facts-content'>Contrary to common depictions of fairies as small, gentle creatures, some folk tales describe them as human-sized or even larger, with certain types of fairies known for their towering stature and fearsome power.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The "fairy ring" has a significant place in fairy lore</h3><p class='facts-content'>In folklore, a fairy ring, a naturally occurring circle of mushrooms, is often considered an entrance to a fairy realm or a place where fairies gather and dance. Stepping into one is believed to transport the individual to the otherworldly fairy realm.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Fairies can be mischievous</h3><p class='facts-content'>Not all fairies are benevolent. In folklore, fairies are often portrayed as tricksters, playing pranks on humans or leading them astray for their own amusement.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The tooth fairy is a relatively modern belief</h3><p class='facts-content'>While the tradition of children receiving a gift from the "tooth fairy" in exchange for their lost teeth is quite popular today, it's actually a fairly recent development, with the earliest recorded mention dating back only to the early 20th century.</p></div></div>

International Fairy Day FAQs

When is International Fairy Day?

International Fairy Day is celebrated on June 24 every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Monday.

International Fairy Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jun 24

Saturday

2024

Jun 24

Monday

2025

Jun 24

Tuesday

2026

Jun 24

Wednesday

2027

Jun 24

Thursday

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