From fairytales to nonfiction, regale people since their childhood, some are short while some are long. What are they? Yes, they are stories. Almost all of us can recall our grandparents, family or friends telling us stories- some fictional, triggering the imagination while others from real-life experiences teaching us a lesson that helps us for the rest of our lives.
National Tell a Story Day is celebrated on April 27th every year in the United States, Scotland and the United Kingdom encouraging all the people to tell, listen and share all kinds of stories. This day is the celebration of all the forms of the art of storytelling. The origin of this day is still unknown- surely a mystery story piquing the curiosity of people.
On this day, storytelling events are held in places like schools, libraries, churches and many other venues, to create a magical world of beautiful stories.
To get the best out of this day during the lockdown you can:
- Tell a tale on any social media platform.
- Write a story in your diary.
- Tell a tale to your family- the loved ones around you.
- Read stories online or books you find interesting.
We cannot participate in the events given the situation we are facing, but we can always brush up our storytelling skills for the next Tell A Story Day!