World Storytelling Day 2016

March 20, 2016 in the World

The World Storytelling Day is on March 20, 2016. It is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern.

On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration, to learn from each other and create international contacts.

The significance in the event lies in the fact that it is the first global celebration of storytelling of its kind, and has been important in forging links between storytellers often working far apart from each other. It has also been significant in drawing public and media attention to storytelling as an art form.

Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, images and sounds, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and in order to instill moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and narrative point of view. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is the event?
Worldwide
World

When is the event?
Sunday, the 20th of March 2016
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Young woman reading a fairy tale story.
Young woman reading a fairy tale story.
Copyright: Joellen Armstrong, license: iStockphoto

Storytelling holidays

National Tell a Story Day  •  Tell a Story Day  •  World Storytelling Day

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