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World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox.

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About World Storytelling Day

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.

How do you host an event?

Easy! Your local storytelling group, festival, committee, or even an individual storyteller, can simply plan an event for March 20th, and promote it as part of World Storytelling Day.

To subscribe to the WSD email discussion list, send a message to:

I've made a change to the World Storytelling Day website at:

Anyone who is a member of the site can add an event. If you are not a member, you can sign up on the site.

I did this because I am going to be travelling and working a lot over the next few months, so I won't be able to maintain the site as much as I have in previous years. So, the calendar is now in the hands of all of us!

Please start adding your events and good luck! If you have problems, send me an email.


Discussion Forum

"A World of Storytelling" Radio Station

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Aug 18, 2011.


Started by EMRE Jan 3, 2011.

World Storytelling Day Theme 2010 1 Reply

Started by Dale Jarvis. Last reply by Dale Jarvis Jan 2, 2010.

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Comment by Mary-Eileen McClear on September 28, 2010 at 12:20pm
There will be lots going on here in Canada for WSD. I'm sure you can hook up somewhere with a group if you're not already plugged in to one. Any chance you'll be in Ontario?
Comment by Clare Muireann Murphy on September 28, 2010 at 3:02am
Thanks for the inspirational boost

I won't be in my hometown, I'll be in Canada for it, but I'll see if I can get something organised for march anyway! thanks you guys.

beir bua
Comment by Mary-Eileen McClear on September 27, 2010 at 9:31pm
The Baden Storytellers' Guild had a great day on Saturday brainstorming water stories all things water. We're looking forward to planning 2 concerts - one in The Story Barn in Baden, and the other in a more public venue in Kitchener.
Comment by Limor Shiponi on September 27, 2010 at 3:52am
Thanks Raymond!
Comment by Raymond den Boestert on September 27, 2010 at 3:42am
Yes, the 2010 theme is water.

Comment by Limor Shiponi on September 25, 2010 at 3:46am
WSD 2011 theme - is it 'water'? how can I make sure? Thanks in advance to anyone who has a lead.
Comment by Tongues Wagging Productions~ on March 29, 2010 at 9:53am
we've found that World Storytelling Day is really growing here in Ontario, Canada. there were sold-out events in Baden, Cambridge, and Burlington, and events in Toronto, Hamilton, and elsewhere - it is very heartening to know that this is growing and spreading. Our event here in Cambridge went wonderfully, and had such a great community feeling to it!
Comment by Rabeea Nasser on March 21, 2010 at 4:44pm
Those days I am busy in planing for our WSD here in Jordan, we are going to celebrate with two schools (one for girl, other for boys) 1 kindergarten and the National children library..Every teacher in both schools will read his favourite story in the beginning of his lesson, so the students will leave the school in this day with more than 5 stories, and their will be a Tent of Tales, where everyone who like to read or tell a story can come to this tent.. teachers and storytellers will read for children at the National children library too.. Hope we will success in this day and other days..
Comment by sowmya srinivasan on March 21, 2010 at 1:16am
Happy Story telling Day to every one
Wanted to celebrate in any way possible...
so gathered some children and Shared a story..and let them share their favourite story too...
It was fun...
Comment by sofia maul on March 20, 2010 at 5:09pm
Helloooo everyone!!!
A very very happy World Storytelling Day and hugs from Lisboa, Portugal!

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