Tell a Story Day

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If you are someone who has a lot of exciting tales to tell, you are going to love to Tell a Story Day! Read on to discover everything you need to know about it.

Learn about Tell a Story Day

We are, as a species, addicted to stories. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.

Jonathan Gottschall

Tell a Story Day is celebrated in the United States, Scotland, and the United Kingdom. The aim of the day to get participants telling, sharing, and listening to each other’s stories. It is a celebration of the art of oral storytelling in all of its many forms, whether it be fiction or non-fiction, a tall tale, or folklore. The stories may be told from memory or from a book. Events can be held in community centers, churches, homes, and gardens, hospitals, libraries, schools, or more unusual venues!

The aim of the day is to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to share stories. This could be reading one of your favorite books or creating your own story from your imagination; it doesn’t matter, so long as you share a story. You can gather friends or family together and all read stories. A lot of schools will embrace this day as well by getting students to contribute a story or they will read a book together as a class.

Storytelling is an ancient practice that is used so knowledge can be handed down from one practice to another.  It is a beautiful way for families and friends to pass on long told tales, histories, and family traditions with one and other. Not only can storytelling be educational, but entertaining as well. Most people would agree that a lot of the world’s best stories have come from real-life experiences. When you consider just how special storytelling can be, it is only right that we have a day to pay honor to this.

Just think about the image of you sitting on your grandparent’s lap and listening to them tell you a story! This is a cherished memory that a lot of people have. Stories bring people closer together. It is an opportunity for them to learn from one another, forming a closer bond and connection. It also gives you the chance to reminisce too. Creativity is fostered when we try to connect our past with the present. This encourages using your imagination, and the possibilities are endless when you do that!

History of Tell a Story Day

No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

J.K. Rowling

Tell A Story Day was created by an entrepreneur called George Rafeedle. The first observance of this day occurred back in 2009, and it has been going strong ever since then! George knew that storytelling was an effective and powerful way to involve, motivate, and connect with other people. Everyone in the world has a great story to tell, no matter who you are or where you come from. Uncovering these tales and telling such stories enables us to connect with people on a different level. We can also change behavior and motivate people as well. We should not underestimate just how powerful storytelling is!

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