World Storytelling Day

A global celebration of storytelling



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World Storytelling Day (March 20th) 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.

Getting ready for World Storytelling Day 2018? Tweet us what you are doing using the hashtag #WorldStory18. 

If you need help with the website or adding an event, email your friendly World Storytelling Day webmaster, Dale Jarvis, at 

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. Dream big, and let everyone know about your plans!

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

You can download the WSD logo for use to help promote for your event. Find the logo on Wikipedia here.  It can be used free for WSD events, (just give thanks to Mats Rehnman for the design). Thanks Mats!

Let people know about your event by posting information here on the Calendar. Any member can post their own event. When you add an event, put your Country first in the title, so everyone can tell where the event is easily. 

You can also become a website member and add photos to this website, and take part in the forum discussions, and add your own events

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