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National Tell a Story Day

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When is National Tell a Story Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 27 in the U.S. In England and Scotland, it is celebrated on October 27.

Tell a Story Day is an April 27 holiday in the United States. Its original objective is to promote and market brands through storytelling techniques. This holiday has grown to celebrate storytelling of all kinds, most notably to young children. It doesn’t matter if it’s fiction or non-fiction, a tall tale, or folklore. Today is a day to tell ’em all. Stories can be from a book, other written material, or from memory.

Our research discovered two distinct holidays, one in the U.S. The other is in Scotland and the UK. The latter is by far more prominent and organized. These two holidays are exactly six months apart. 

Make Tell a Story Day an important and pleasure-filled experience. To enhance the enjoyment of the story, try setting the atmosphere. If it’s an eerie or spooky story, turn down the lights. Bring decorations and memorabilia that speak to the theme. If it’s about a person, display a picture of the individual.

How to Celebrate National Tell a Story Day

Here are some ways to enjoy National Tell a Story Day:

  • Promote your cause, product, or service through a story.
  • Learn and practice storytelling techniques in your business or organization.
  • Tell a story to a child.
  • Read Aesop’s Fable.
  • Libraries have a story-telling hour.

Today's Quote

“The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.” – – Aesop

History and Origin of National Tell a Story Day

 Businessman George Rafeedie created National Tell a Story Day in 2009. Rafeedie owns a creative marketing agency called Tell Your Story, Inc. The business uses storytelling techniques to promote and market brands.

We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.

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