Tell a Fairy Tale Day 2017: When Is Tell a Fairy Tale Day? 🗓

When is Tell a Fairy Tale Day 2017? This year Tell a Fairy Tale Day is celebrated on a Sunday, February 26, 2017. In 2018, Tell a Fairy Tale Day is on Monday, February 26, 2018.

Tell a Fairy Tale Day is on February 26. The unofficial holiday encourages celebrators to read, tell, and listen to fairy tales from around the world.

Fairy tales are a genre of literature that features fantastical and magical characters. Usually in the form of short stories with fairies, elves, trolls, and witches as central characters, fairy tales are set in a magical world with events that take place “once upon a time.”

Countdown to Tell a Fairy Tale Day date is below, plus holiday history, celebration info, facts and holiday details.

When is Tell a Fairy Tale Day 2017? This year Tell a Fairy Tale Day is on Sunday, February 26, 2017.


A form of folk tales, fairy tales have a strong oral and written tradition all around the world – with cultures adopting whole or parts of tales from other cultures.

Below you will find all the details for Tell a Fairy Tale Day 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is Tell a Fairy Tale Day a federal holiday?

No, Tell a Fairy Tale Day is not a federal holiday. There are ten annual US federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. The following federal holidays are established by law:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
  • Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Is Tell a Fairy Tale Day a national holiday?

Tell a Fairy Tale Day is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.

Is Tell a Fairy Tale Day a paid holiday?

No, Tell a Fairy Tale Day is not a paid holiday. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).

Does the mail run on Tell a Fairy Tale Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Tell a Fairy Tale Day. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be open for the holiday, which means businesses and homes will receive mail. This also counts USPS and Fedex packages. See holiday schedule on USPS and Fedex. The only time mail is not being delivered is on federal holidays, which are listed above.

Are banks open on Tell a Fairy Tale Day?

Tell a Fairy Tale Day is a Fun holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and most banks will be open. While most banks are open, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.

If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.

Are stores open on Tell a Fairy Tale Day?

On Tell a Fairy Tale Day, most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses may be closed on in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.

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Tell a Fairy Tale Day 2017

Holiday: Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Date: February 26, 2017
Weekday: Sunday
Holiday Type: Fun
Tell a Fairy Tale Day 2018: Monday, February 26, 2018
Tell a Fairy Tale Day 2019: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Tell a Fairy Tale Day 2020: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know … that at least 500 versions of Cinderella have been found around the world?

How To Celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Set your imagination free on this very fantastical holiday and re-read all your favorite fairy tales.

If you have children in your lives, why not introduce them to some of the world’s most famous fairy tales?

Bring out your inner writer and pen down a fairy tale. Who knows, you could be the next Hans Christian Andersen!

Watch movies based on fairy tales.

Host a fairy tale party. Instruct your guests to come as their favorite fairy tale character, decorate the venue as if you were in an enchanted land of fairy tales and serve foods from all your favorite fairy tale stories. Some ideas include caramel apples (Snow White), pea salad (The Princess and the Pea), pumpkin soup (Cinderella) and porridge or rice pudding (Goldilocks and the Three Bears).

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