Every year on May 1, the United States celebrates Mother Goose Day. This is the name of a character who was considered the author of many folktales.
The expression Mother Goose first appeared at the end of the 17th century. In 1697, a collection of fairy tales by Charles Perot, called Tales of Mother Goose, appeared on sale. It was a fictional character who was given the authorship of many popular stories, songs, and rhymes. In 1760, the next collection of children’s poems and songs, Melodies of Mother Goose, was published.
Mother Goose became a prototype, writing wonderful fairy tales, poems, and lullabies. This character was kind, sweet, and wise. She was loved by adults and children. In 1987, famous storyteller Gloria T. Delamare decided to start Mother Goose Day.
This holiday has a few interesting facts:
- Mother Goose Day is celebrated throughout the United States of America: preschools, schools, nursing homes, banks, manufacturers of various goods, and other institutions.
- The collection Tales of Mother Goose included Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, and other famous fairy tales. These are folk tales processed by Charles Perot.
- Modern historians have doubts that the collection of poems and tales of Mother Goose included only folk art. There is an opinion that some tales have real authors.
When is Mother Goose Day celebrated in 2022?
Mother Goose Day is observed on May 1 each year.