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The Bird's Wedding Day

The precursor to Valentines Day was known as the birds wedding day. The day of the year that birds would pair up for the coming spring. Perhaps because it is in mid February that the song birds seem to start singing to claim their territories for the coming season. Have you noticed how much louder they have been the past week?

The English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (1340/45-1400), mentions this belief in his “Parliament of Foules“:

“For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day

Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.”

I took part in a performance last night at the Scottish Storytelling Centre to

celebrate Birds Wedding Day.

I was honoured to share the stage

with such an amazing group of storytellers.

We had tales of Crows, Cranes, Giants, Liver birds, King Arthur, Pear trees, Death, and all the birds of the forest.

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And remember my next free online storytelling session next Thursday 17 at 8pm GMT. I will post up more details and a direct link later. In the meantime email with any queries.

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