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Mother Goose Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 1

Mother Goose Day was created only recently, as a day to appreciate nursery rhymes and stories. They are a favorite of children and their parents.

The term "Mother Goose" dates back to the 1650's. It referred to stories like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty. It does not appear to represent a particular person, as many of "Mother Goose" stories were written both before and after this term was first used. And, the stories were written by numerous authors.

Enjoy "Mother  Goose Day" by reading Mother Goose stories and rhymes to your children or grandchildren.


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Origin of Mother Goose Day:

According to the Mother Goose Society:  "Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature.


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