The first Roald Dahl Day was held on September 13th 2006, which would have been Roald Dahl’s 90th birthday. From a small beginning the event has now grown into an annual event held every 13th September as a celebration of the work, life and multi-faceted legacy of one of the world’s best-loved storytellers.
This year is the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's brith, and so 2016 has included a year of celbrations to mark Roald Dahl 100.
Events take place up and down the UK in schools, libraries and particularly in the village of Great Missenden, where Dahl live and worked for many years. These are centred around the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre and his home Gypsy Cottage.
The aim of the day is to see if you can also do something marvellous and raise some money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity at the same time. The Roald Dahl Day website www.roalddahl.com has lots of ideas for celebrating the day, including quizzes, party packs and sports day packs which you can use to raise money for his charity.
On September 13th – Roald Dahl’s birthday - schools, libraries, bookshops and community groups across the world will join in the biggest ever celebration of Roald Dahl Day.
Over the weekend of September 17th/18th, Roald Dahl’s birthplace Cardiff will be transformed into the CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED.
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