Happy Holidays everyone!
This day celebrates the tooth fairy!
"Brush and flossing equals big smiles everyday!"
What is a Tooth Fairy?
Wikipedia encyclopedia tells us "The tooth fairy is the imaginary concept of a fairy which gives a child a gift in exchange for a tooth that has come out. Children typically leave a tooth under their pillow for the fairy to take or exchange for money while they sleep. The tooth fairy, unlike many other types of fairies, is female, and the size of a human with short stature.
Where is this Tooth Fairy Tradition Celebrated?
The myth in this form is practiced in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, the UK and the US
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
It is possible this holiday may of been created by the greeting card industry because we find reference to it on greeting card sites that say-
"Tooth Fairy Day is the perfect time to celebrate this fascinating character who walks straight out of the fairy tales to give us various gifts. Send our free tooth fairy day ecards to all your loved ones and make their hearts leap up with joy."
Why August / February?
In doing our research; documentation on the date is fairly evenly divided between August 22 and February 28th. Some very reputable and authoritative sites still differ on the date. It is possible that this holiday was created a second time because the creator was unaware of the original holiday. But since we couldn't find a creator for either date, National Tooth Fairy Day seems to be celebrated on both dates!
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So enjoy the day and have fun with it.
We found recognition about this holiday from:
calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many of these blogs talk about the many fairytale characters where others discuss memories when the toothache fairy visiting them as a child. We found that the most popular subject was the discussion of what was traditional in their family as far as what the gifts was that the tooth fairy left under the pillow. Some websites show funny pictures of toothless people which also brings up the subject of a toothache. Having said that, you may be interested in another holiday called National Toothache Day!
If you are new to this holiday:
If you are new to this holiday; then maybe you would like to find more information about this subject. We found that Amazon.com is a popular Internet Site for finding books, supplies and more.
Other January Holidays around the world
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When is this holiday celebrated?
National Tooth Fairy Day is celebrated annually on
August 22 in the United States! We also found reference to this holiday being celebrated on February 22 as well.
Tell A Fairy Tale Day: February 26!