Happy Tell A Fairy Tale Day!
Let me start off by asking you, "What is your favorite fairy tale?" Some may find this a rather challenging question while others may know right off the top of his/her head exactly which fairy tale they love the most. Personally, one of the most iconic fairy tales that I grew up with was "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." As sad as that story is, it did teach me a lesson and that is pretty much the basis for all fairy tales. The way I see it, fairy tales do 3 things: Engage, Entertain, Educate.
While the origins of today's holiday are a mystery, the mystery of what the first fairy tale is may have been solved. Danish experts (and no, not the pastry kind...I was disappointed too) are said to have been able to locate the very first fairy tale. This is a story about a neglected and dirty candlestick and was written by Hans Christian Anderson, and yes he was Danish, in the 1800s. If you wish to learn more about this part of history, click here.
One way you can celebrate today's holiday is by sharing your favorite fairy tale. If you aren't sure which one is your favorite (because there are so many) try to condense your favorite list to a Top 5. You can even check out your local library and relieve your favorite fairy tales. If you want to learn more about today's holiday and other ways to celebrate, click here. Personally, I think I shall celebrate today's holiday by watching one of my favorite shows, Grimm. Grimm was a TV series based on The Brothers Grimm fairy tales. So, go on out and share your favorite fairy tale with as many people as you can and be sure to listen to what they say their favorite fairy tale is.