Today is World Storytelling Day! I bet you didn’t know that did you?
For many years communities in Mexico and South America have been using the National Day of the Storyteller on the 20th March to celebrate the role stories play in learning and in keeping history and culture alive through the generations.
Since the early 90s communities of storytellers from around the world have also been using the spring (or autumn if you’re in the southern hemisphere!) equinox to learn from each other and create international contacts. I am not sure how many people get involved but I will be keeping an eye on #WSD12 today!
Each year has a different theme, and this year’s theme is trees so I thought I would get in the spirit of things and share some pictures and stories from mine and Ben Langdon’s recent trip to Ghana.