NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY

NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY

Wiggled and loose, that tooth that comes free just might get collected on National Tooth Fairy Day observed on August 22.  The day is also celebrated on February 28.

This childhood favorite evolved with a group of healthcare fairies during the mid-1920s. From bath fairies to Fairy Wand Tooth Whitener, kids were encouraged through a wave of advertisements and health classes to eat their veggies, brush their teeth and get fresh air.

Esther Watkins Arnold brought the tooth fairy to life in an eight-page playlet in 1927 called The Tooth Fairy. At the same time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his claim that fairies and gnomes were real by publishing pictures of two girls surrounded by “verified” fairies. Schools began performing Arnold’s play the following year, and children, primed with vivid imaginations, placed their freshly lost teeth under their pillows at night in the hopes of a visit from the tooth fairy.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalToothFairyDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

The origin and creator of this day were not found during our research. 

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