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Tell A Fairy Tale Day

Europe: Heritage Lived Schleswig-Holsteinischer Heimatbund

Folk stories are always a part of home and gates to other worlds simultaneously.

2016 telling fairytales became part of the German Intangible Cultural Heritage.

„Fairy tales do not have any real or individual references and therefore allow every listener a wide range of interpretation. Through the narration of traditional narratives and those firmly anchored in a group’s culture, thought-provoking impulses are given and meaning is conveyed, but also language is fostered and imagination is stimulated. [...] Since all cultures have oral narrative forms, a fairy tale’s material and narration are suitable for intercultural cooperation and understanding.“

Especially children can be taught about other cultures by telling fairy tales.
That's why the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Heimatbund brings fairy tales from other cultural areas into the north of Germany on the worldwide Tell a Fairy Tale Day on the 26th February 2018 within the year of cultural heritage.

On this day professional storytellers will introduce children to the fantastic worlds of other cultures in 15 libraries throughout Schleswig-Holstein.

Libraries provide the perfect place for such an event since they are part of the cultural heritage as well and contain many treasures.

This project is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Schleswig-Holstein.