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National Tell A Story Day

Bring your stories to life and celebrate National Tell A Story Day! Share tales with friends and family, or go on a magical adventure of your own.
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April 27
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Get ready to celebrate National Tell A Story Day on April 27! This day has been around since the late 1990s and celebrates the art of storytelling. Whether it's an ancient folktale, a modern-day adventure, or simply a tale from your own life experiences that you want to share with others, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Who knows? You might even become inspired by someone else’s story and create one of your own!

History of National Tell A Story Day

National Tell A Story Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>600 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Aesop's Fables</div><div class='timeline-text'>Aesop, a Greek storyteller, introduces the world to his collection of "Aesop's Fables". These stories, passed down orally, are among the earliest forms of storytelling.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales</div><div class='timeline-text'>Brothers Grimm publish their first collection of folklore-based stories known as Grimm's Fairy Tales, further popularising the act of storytelling.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1883</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Adventures of Pinocchio</div><div class='timeline-text'>The publication of Pinocchio in Italy signals a shift towards storytelling in children's literature, emphasising moral and societal lessons.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1922</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Radio Broadcasting Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The start of mass radio broadcasting creates a new medium for storytelling, reaching a larger audience than ever before.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Tell A Story Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Tell A Story Day is established in the United States, encouraging people to share stories across multiple mediums and generations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Digital Storytelling Expands</div><div class='timeline-text'>With a rise in social media and digital literature, storytelling becomes even more accessible and diverse, promoting a new era of sharing and listening to stories.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Tell A Story 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'>Write a story</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Start by writing down your ideas and then create a story around them. Think of the characters, plot, setting, and more to make an engaging story.</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'>Host a storytelling party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and have each person take turns telling stories. Everyone can participate in the fun and learn something new.</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'>Visit an old library</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to your local library or find a historic one nearby and explore its collection of stories from different eras and cultures.</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'>Listen to a podcast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are so many podcasts available online that tell interesting stories. Listen to one of your favorites or try something new.</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'>Attend a storytelling event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look up events near you that feature storytelling and attend one. You’ll be surprised at how many talented storytellers there are.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Tell A Story 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'>Telling stories brings us closer together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sharing stories with loved ones helps create stronger connections and forms a bond between those involved. Whether it's telling your own story or hearing someone else's, it allows you to learn more about each other and capture moments of joy that otherwise would go by unnoticed.</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'>Stories are a great way to pass on information</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For thousands of years, people have been using stories to share knowledge and teach important lessons. They can be used to inform others about history, culture, morals and values in an entertaining format that engages the listener. This is especially important for passing information along from one generation to the next!</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'>Stories help spark imagination</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Telling stories is a fantastic way to get your creativity flowing. Listening to someone tell a story gives your mind time to wander and come up with its own ideas, enabling you to become creative without having to do any of the hard work yourself. So listening to stories isn't just fun - it can also be an important source of inspiration!</p></div></div>

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When is National Tell A Story Day?

National Tell A Story Day is celebrated on April 27 every year. In 2024 National Tell A Story Day will occur on a Saturday.

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