Holiday - National Tooth Fairy Day
Wed, Feb 28, 2024

National Tooth Fairy Day

National Tooth Fairy Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to the tooth fairy. This mythological creature is popular in many countries around the world. The celebration of this day is dedicated not only to the arrival of the fairy to pick up the baby’s baby teeth under the pillow and leave a gift there, but also to the maintenance of oral health. The holiday is celebrated on February 28.


Celebrating National Tooth Fairy Day allows you to cement your belief in a magical being and give your children a holiday. Researchers claim that the image of the fairy first appears in English written sources dating back to the 13th century.

In the United States, the popularization of the tooth fairy image began in 1908. Then author L. Brown wrote an article in which she suggested an effective way for parents to get their children to part with their teeth falling out. Of course, they had to be told about who the tooth fairy was, and that for every tooth that fell out, she would bring 5 cents (you could use a gift). Such an idea quickly spread.

In 1927, E. W. Arnold wrote a children’s play about this fairy creature. As a result, the tooth fairy’s popularity spread around the world, and many children wait for her arrival when their baby teeth fall out. This tradition is still actively supported today.

Interesting facts

  • It is known that the Vikings wore milk teeth as a necklace and considered them as a talisman. They brought good luck and guarded against evil.
  • In today’s reality, there are more and more cases where baby teeth do not fall out without being replaced by molar teeth. They are commonly attributed to the evolutionary development of humans related to the peculiarities of human eating behavior.
  • Natural tooth enamel is stronger than steel. Approximate service life, built by nature – 60 years. Scientists were able to create implants that can only last 15 years.

How to celebrate

Read National Tooth Fairy Day’s tales of the “Tooth Fairy,” delving deeper into this fabulous creature. If you have young children, then adopt the tradition of rewarding children for the loss of their first baby teeth. Make them believe in miracles!

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they support the tooth fairy tradition.

When is National Tooth Fairy Day Celebrated in 2024?

National Tooth Fairy Day is dedicated to celebrating success. It has always been observed annually on February 28 and on August 22.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday February 28 2024
Thursday August 22 2024
Friday February 28 2025
Friday August 22 2025
Saturday February 28 2026
Saturday August 22 2026
Sunday February 28 2027

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