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
02: Dress Up as a Fairy
03: Make and Wear a Flower Crown
04: DIY Fairy Wand
05: DIY Fairy Wings
06: DIY Fairy Make Up
07: Sprinkle Fairy Dust
08: Make Your Own Fairy
09: Read a Fairy Tale
10: Watch a Movie with Fairies
11: Make a Fairy Cake
12: Fairy Cookies
13: Fairy Lunch
14: Fairy Drinks
15: Decorate Your Room
16: Host a Fairy Party
17: DIY Fairy Lanterns
20: Reconnect with Nature
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
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!
OMG I love this!! It is so cute and such a great idea to celebrate the faries!
Wow didn’t know about the fairy day, my daughter will love this. I guess we’ll bake fairy cookies together. Thanks for sharing!
What cool post! I didn’t even know “Fairy Day,” was a thing. Thanks for sharing! :)