The unofficial holiday encourages celebrators to read, tell, and listen to fairy tales from around the world.
I want to hear all about your favourite fairy tales!
A form of folk tales, fairy tales have a strong oral and written tradition all around the world – with cultures adopting whole or parts of tales from other cultures. Did you know? Before the 17th century, fairy tales often had themes unsuitable for children and were written mostly for adults. Which is interesting, because that is around the time of the Grimms Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen, which, personally, I probably tell those particular tales to my children, lol
I guess things were different then though, lol
I was always fascinated by the tale of “Snow-White and Rose-Red” Brothers Grimm. Why? Probably had something to do with the Bear turning into a Prince. Which explain my favourite Disney Fairy Tale.
Which by the way, you should all watch the French modern version, if you can handle subtitles … It is a beautiful film!
Although when usually post my Thursday Theories, it is Thursday for the majority of people who read my Blog. It actually comes out on early Friday morning for myself. So while this will be the majorities Wednesday, this actually be on my Thursday for once!
The reason for my “earlier” post today though, is because June the 24th is International Fairy Day.
A day dedicated to the mythological sprites that fill our fairytales and imaginations! Fairies have existed in just about every culture around the world — though they differ from tale to tale.
While the term fairy goes back only to the Middle Ages in Europe. Analogues to these beings in varying forms appear in both written and oral literature, from the Sanskrit gandharva (semidivine celestial musicians) to the nymphs of Greek mythology and Homer, the jinni of Arabic mythology, and similar folk characters of the Samoans, of the Arctic peoples, and of other indigenous Americans.
There are so many variations of Fairies, good and evil ones. I could probably write a whole paper academic about it. I really want to do like a Fairytale Study Course, but I can’t justify it. I also know a couple of people with fairy gardens, but they live on huge properties and so have the resources and space to make a whole little village. It’s incredibly sweet.
Anyway, there is so much more to Fairies than what I could write in my little blog post, while drinking (haha).
Tomorrow though, embrace your inner Fairy…Whether that’s good or evil, or cheeky ~.^
So I found this amazing little article on BuzzFeed (UK) called “17 Adorable Reading Nooks That Are Cosy AF” and oh my goodness they are utterly gorgeous! A lot of them made me very teary because of that moment when you really wish that you have one of these little reading nooks…So saying that, I hope I don’t make any of you depressed with the gorgeousness of this article!
If I was a rich lady I would definitely have a room with a Library and a little space somewhere, possibly even hidden, for my reading nook. I am particular fan of Number 6 and 17, I like the fairy lights as well as having natural light. Especailly on those days where it’s nice to read in the natural sunlight, without becoming horribly warm.