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During the week of Summer Solstice when the veil between our world and the magical Tir na nog fairyland is temporarily lifted, we celebrate the International Fairy Day!

Fairies are an important part of Celtic culture. They are described as mythological, intelligent, mischievous and magical creatures. They can fly, cast spells and live in the land of eternal youth, Tir na nog.

During Fairy Day, on Mid-Summer's Eve, we can spot them at dawn and dusk. Then is when the fairies are most active. 

According to J.M. Barrie, in Peter Pan (1904), "When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies." The fairies are happy, sweet and helpful creatures.

But, a long time ago, around the 12th century or maybe even earlier, fairies weren't sweet and kind, they could be devious and even make men disappear.

It's believed that it was around the time Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream that the fairies acquired their kind and innocent image. 

20 Magical Ways To Celebrate Fairy Day 2018

01: Build a Fairy Garden

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02: Dress Up as a Fairy

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03: Make and Wear a Flower Crown

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04: DIY Fairy Wand

05: DIY Fairy Wings

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06: DIY Fairy Make Up

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07: Sprinkle Fairy Dust

08: Make Your Own Fairy

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09: Read a Fairy Tale

10: Watch a Movie with Fairies

11: Make a Fairy Cake

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12: Fairy Cookies

13: Fairy Lunch

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14: Fairy Drinks

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15: Decorate Your Room

16: Host a Fairy Party

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17: DIY Fairy Lanterns

18: Draw a Fairy
19: Make a Fairy Welcome Sign

20: Reconnect with Nature

16 THOUGHTS ON “20 Magical Ways To Celebrate Fairy Day 2018”

by This Mum At Home

Fairy Day? That’s amazing ! My daughter is all about Tinkerbell just loves so much I need to show her this post she will love these ideas <3

by Joanna

These are all such cute ideas to celebrate fairies day. I didn’t even know that such a day existed, but I can imagine that it’s so much fun for kids. The fairy lunch and drinks, and the garden are so easy to do!

by Lydia Samson

OMG I love this!! It is so cute and such a great idea to celebrate the faries!

by Gen

Wow didn’t know about the fairy day, my daughter will love this. I guess we’ll bake fairy cookies together. Thanks for sharing!

by lavandamichelle

What cool post! I didn’t even know “Fairy Day,” was a thing. Thanks for sharing! :)

by Anosa

What lovely ideas. I hadn’t realised there was a fairy day

by Olga Zak

This sounds like so much fun. Fairies are so beautiful. I love your post. Thanks for sharing.

by April Perez

I’ve no idea this existed?!?!?! I love fairies!!! Thanks for sharing.

by Kiwi

I didnt know fairy day was a thing. So I predict since last year was the year of the unicorn, 2018 is kind of the year of the mermaids so 2019 will be the year of the fairies.

by ipsita paul

Your post is so beautiful! I should’ve seen this when I was a little kid. Keep up the good work.

by LiveLoveAndAdventure

I had no idea there was something called Fairy Day. What an amazing day to celebrate! I am putting it on my calendar for next year so i can plan something fun and special. Any excuse for a party!

by Tara

So many fun ways to celebrate fairy day. This is the first I heard about this day, looks like I’m missing out on the fun. Thanks for sharing.

by Terri Beavers

Aww this sounds like so much fun, I’ve never heard of fairy day!

by J Armstrong

Fairies are a mystical creature who are mystify and like to create trouble for others. Watch out!

by Denise Reeser

How did I make it this far in life without realizing there is a Fairy Day? My daughter would have loved celebrating this when she was little.

by Nabanita Dhar

Oh I love the concept of Fairy Day. These are some wonderful ideas. I want to implement some for my daughter :)