Sunday, March 18, 2012
March 20th 2012 is this year's World Storytelling Day. Will you have a great story to tell? This is what Wikipedia has to say ...
World Storytelling Day 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.
Each year, the World Storytelling Day has a common theme. 2012 the theme is trees.
Have a look at some of the event sites, like worldstorytellingday.wordpress.com or worldstorytellingday.webs.com for more info on the upcoming world storytelling day.