Monday, May 25, 2009

Fairy Day!

For those young at heart, here is a holiday we could all rejoice in celebrating! Fairy Day!

Fairy Day was invented by the one and only, Jessica Galbreth, the artist I talked about in my last post. She's so great that she invented a holiday!

What is Fairy Day, you might ask, and what do you do on that day? Let me fill you in from a quote from Jessica Galbreth and her official Fairy Day website:

"Fairy Day is a holiday sprung from the imagination of a fairy artist and believer, and brought to life with the help of many of her talented friends and fellow fairy lovers. With the world enjoying a surge of interest in all things fairy, we feel that now is the perfect time to introduce a yearly holiday to celebrate the fae. This holiday is for everyone who believes in the magic of fairytales. It is for those imaginative souls who dare to dream impossible dreams. It is for the children of the world, wide eyed and open to the magic that surrounds them. It is for adults too, who long to capture a bit of that magic they remember from thier own childhood. Please join us in supporting this wonderful holiday."

- Jessica Galbreth, fairy artist, founder of Fairy Day

There's lots of things that you can do for this special day like,
  • Have a banquet lunch outdoors with friends and family in a beautiful natural setting!
  • Plant some fairy favourites in your garden- St Johns wort, Blue Bells,Clover and Foxglove are all loved by fairies!
  • Light a small bonfire, or candle at night (remember fire safety first!)
  • Stay out late on Midsummers Eve! Look for Will-o-wisps, Midsummers is the best time to see them. Be careful not to chase them though, they are not always friendly.
  • Pick a bouquet of 9 flowers and put it under your pillow at night to dream of love and magic.
  • Look for fairy rings and oak trees.
  • Create a candle boat! Build a small paper boat and fill it with flowers, then light a small candle in it and set it adrift (again, remember fire safety first!).
  • Make yourself a daisy chain necklace!
  • Dress in all your fairy finery and sprinkle fairy dust where ever you go!
Pretty much Fairy Day is an annual holiday where those souls who love all things fairy can celebrate our interest in this mythical and magical genre. It is also a time to celebrate nature and our environment, and just shamelessly BE a fairy!

It's up to you to make the most of this beautiful day because June 24th, close to the northern hemispheres Midsummers Eve, is a magical time of year long celebrated for its link to the fairy world. You have a month away to prepare your self for this holiday, so get to it!

(Suggestions and other information gathered from this website, and the official Fairy Day website this one)

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