As you may or may not know, International Fairy Day falls on June 24th every year, which means it’s this coming Monday! This day of the year is a great
celebration for all fairies all around the world and this is set to be the biggest yet!
Every year on the evening of International Fairy Day, a new fairy dust is introduced for the night. In 2014 a small pinch of orange dust was passed around to all fairies - when sprinkled it caused the fairies to glow and float (without using their wings) and everyone had such fun with it. It would be like the feeling of going to outer space for you and me… we don’t know about you but we would LOVE to have that feeling!
In 2015 a special teal-coloured dust was handed out to all the fairies. As soon as it was sprinkled in the air, bubbles started to appear in their thousands! All of Fairy Valley was covered in floaty bubbles - fairies were taking rides inside them and everything!
2016 was the funniest International Fairy Day EVER with the launch of a gorgeous lavender coloured dust that caused all fairies to giggle and chuckle all evening because they were so happy!
In 2017, a dash of shimmering sapphire dust was given to each fairy that changed their hair colour just for the night! Fairy Valley was even more colourful than it had ever been before! Fairy Millie loved her blue hair so much that she coloured it blue for the rest of the summer!
Last year in 2018, the dust was a sparkling crimson colour which gave all the fairies the ability to disappear and reappear in different parts of Fairy Valley. Imagine seeing fairies appearing and disappearing everywhere you looked! Everyone had so much fun, and some fairies even brought the dust back to their human homes, to help them to hide from human view better!
What will this year’s be?? We can’t wait to find out!
On the night, there will be a bonfire in the park in Fairy Valley which is called Mushroom Mound! Rupert the fairy is the only one allowed close to it as he is fully trained in fairy safety and he takes care of the popcorn too! Rupert is an expert - he has one giant pot (well it would be tiny to us but of course to the fairies it’s huge!) which he places over it. He then puts one popcorn kernel into it and puts the lid back on. When the kernel pops the force could send the lid flying into the air, except that Rupert is so experienced, taking each perfectly popped popcorn and placing it on a stick and handing them out to the fairies. Freshly-popped ‘Rupert Popcorn’ is something to be treasured and all fairies just love it. The queue often stretches all the way around Mushroom Mound!
All night long the fairies will dance, sing, play and wait for the special dust to be handed out. Queen Kate guards the secret of the dust super close until the night of the celebrations. Only her most trusted scientists know what’s coming. You may have noticed your fairy has been excited this past week with the thoughts of getting a new dust to play with! In fact, if your fairy has been slow to reply to your notes lately, it’s more than likely due to sheer excitement!
Please try to leave one popcorn kernel at your fairy’s door for them to bring with them. For houses fairies, ‘Rupert Popcorn’ is a fairy special treat. If you think your fairy might have forgotten about the celebration, please remind them at the earliest opportunity – depending on how close your home is to the centre of Ireland (where Fairy Valley is!), they might be able to go along for the night to enjoy the fun and celebrate how many fairies are now living in human homes.
Please be aware that your fairy will be away for the evening if they are attending the celebrations, so please forgive any notes or pictures going unanswered as they have a very good excuse.