National Tell a Story Day - April 27
Sat, Apr 27, 2024

National Tell a Story Day

National Tell a Story Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to storytelling. It’s a great way to test your creativity as well as your public speaking skills! It is celebrated on April 27.


National Tell a Story Day began in 2009. The day was created by D. Rafidi, a successful businessman who also runs the marketing agency Tell Your Story, Inc. The company’s specialty is the way it promotes products and services. Talented and creative employees create whole artistic stories, in which the object of promotion acts in the leading role. This approach allows to create bright and colorful images in people – they will pay 100% attention to the product and will distinguish it from other competitors!

The art of oral storytelling is a very ancient folk hobby. It is believed that the first reliably known stories were the Fables of Aesop, written around 500 B.C. They have survived to our time, as they were passed down from generation to generation without being lost in the depths of centuries. In addition to oral transmission, many moments from stories, both real and mythical, were recorded by ancient people on cave walls in the form of drawings using naturally occurring coloring pigments.

Interesting facts

  • Stories can be a cultural asset. This group includes myths and legends. Researchers conclude that their mythical component was based on the conjectures of people who tried to explain the phenomena around them.
  • The best example of oratory from the last centuries is Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • The main thing in telling a story is to master your voice, so that with the timbre and intonation, be able to create an atmosphere in the narrative.

How to celebrate

Get together with family or friends and tell interesting stories. Compete to see who can tell the most interesting story. Read collections of stories from authors of ancient or modern times.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it.

When National Tell a Story Day celebrated in 2024?

National Tell a Story Day is observed on April 27 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday April 27 2024
Sunday April 27 2025