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Fairy Day

Updated on March 19, 2017

Celebrate International Fairy Day On June 24th

June 24th is International Fairy Day, don your fairy costume and make a wish for magic is in the air whenever the Fae celebrate. There are so many mysteries around fairies, but today we are going to set the record straight and separate the truth from myths. There are many different kinds of fairies, they live everywhere you can think of. There are Woodland fairies, Butterfly fairies, Earth fairies, Cloud fairies, Tree fairies, Water fae, and more.

The picture to the right is called Midsummer Eve. It was painted by J. R. Hughes and this print hangs in my living room. It's one of my very favorite pieces of artwork. I wonder what this young maiden is thinking when she see the wee folk for she doesn't seem afraid and neither do they. You can almost see the lights dancing in this poster, it's so real and beautiful. I do have to tell you, it looks much better framed on my living room wall than it does here. I just couldn't resist using it to help me introduce this lens on International Fairy Day!

Fairies are often called by other names including:

  • Faery
  • Fae
  • Faerie
  • Fay
  • Sidhe
  • Wee Folk
  • Good Folk
  • Sprite
Do you know any other names that a fairy is called? Please, share what you know about these magical creatures!

Pixie Fairy From karenswhimsy.com
Pixie Fairy From karenswhimsy.com

Fairy Facts

Fun Facts About Fairies

Did you know that fairies come in all different sizes. Some fairies are as tiny as a flower seed and some fairies are bigger than humans.

Fairies love all flowers, bugs and butterflies, and trees.

Fairies can live just about anywhere. Next time you walk by the shrubs, or a garden or some trees, try to spot one hiding in there. Fairies love laughter and happiness, they enjoy listening to music and hearing bells ringing.

Fairies love to dance, and they dance and float like feathers in the wind.

Fairies are magical creatures. Sometimes they like to play tricks on humans, they are full of fun and laughter!

Midsummer is a special time, it's when a fairies magick is the strongest. This mystical day is also when the fairies are the merriest!

Fairy creatures do not like iron. In fact, they won't go near it.

Fairies love music, splendor and beauty and art. They abhor violence and greed.

The Fae like to show themselves to children who are kinder and more believing than adults.

Where Do Fairies Come From?

Meadow Elves is the name of this picture by Nils Brommer, but I think it should be Meadow Fairies.  I found this picture on Wikipedia.
Meadow Elves is the name of this picture by Nils Brommer, but I think it should be Meadow Fairies. I found this picture on Wikipedia.

Where do fairies come from? That's a matter of opinion. The writer J. M. Barrie's wrote "When the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies." That's where I like to think the Fay came from. Anything made from a baby's laugh has be all good and kind, and that's what I believe faeries are.

Some folks believe that the Fay come from dreams, others believe they come from Ireland and are called the Tuatha De Danann. I am part Irish so I do like to believe that the magic of these creatures did begin in Ireland.

Here's Where Some Fairies Live!  Art From karenswhimsy.com
Here's Where Some Fairies Live! Art From karenswhimsy.com

Where Do Fairies Live?

The fairies live all over and there are all different kinds of these magical creatures. You have to look very hard to see them and I am going to tell you where to look for them. You should look up into the sky for the Cloud Fairies, they live in the clouds and sometimes several get together and form a what looks like a cloud.

Look in the garden, perhaps you will see some of the wee fae hiding among the blossoms, sometimes they sleep inside the flowers. Tulips and lilies are some of their favorite blooms.

To find a Butterfly Fairy, take a very close look at the butterfly that's floating and flying around your garden on butterfly wings.

The Earth Fairies are hiding behind trees, leaves and even acorns, so walk very slowly the next time you are near a wooded area so you can look for them.

Fairy Wings From Karenswhimsy.com
Fairy Wings From Karenswhimsy.com

Fairy Wings Are Delicate And Beautiful

The wings of a fairy are very strong, they can carry the magical creatures far and they move quickly.

These wings are also delicate and beautiful, as you can see in the picture here.

Imagine if we all had wings, wouldn't that be exciting? It makes me feel magical when I try to imagine that!

If you have always wanted a pair of fairy wings, you have to take a look at the wonderful fairy Halloween costumes and wings you can buy. The fae would love to have you dress up as them for Halloween this year, and I can't think of a more enchanting and magical costume for women and girls to wear.

Fairy Drawings

Pencil Drawings Of Fairies

Fairy Drawings are always fun to look at, and I really like to look at pencil drawings of fairies. I enjoy seeing fairy drawings made by different artists, I compare their styles and the techniques they use. I am always facinated by the creativity of artists and wonder why they chose those colors or that pose. It's a truly wonderful gift to be able to create a work of art from simple tools like pencils and paper or paints and canvas. Here are some of the fairy drawings I have gathered from artists on the web. I have paid for each of these sketches and posted them here for all of you to see. Let me know which is your favorite and why!

Fairy Tattoos

Pick Your Favorite Temporary Fairy Tattoo!

Find a temporary tattoo with your favorite fairy on it. You can decorate your skin for a while with one of these pretty fairy tattoos. Find all sorts of different fae...choose by dress color, by hair color or pick one of the Disney Fairies including Tinkerbell!

Find Fairy Drawings And Coloring Pages

Learn How To Draw A Fairy

I found quite a few links for those of you who are interested in finding more pictures and drawings of fairies to look at. There are also some fairy coloring pages and a special link that will take you to a "Learn How To Draw A Fairy Tutorial". I would think this how to draw a fairy lesson would be interesting for many who find this page.

How To Draw A Fairy - Books To Show You How To Draw Fairies

You can learn to draw a fairy with one of these easy to follow, step by step books. If you want to draw the fantastic, beautiful and magical world of the fae, these books can help you to achieve that goal.

How To Draw A Fairy

Fairy Costume Ideas - Dress Up In A Fairy Costume For International Fairy Day

A fairy costume is the perfect outfit to dress up in on International Fairy Day! What better way to celebrate the magical beauty of these lovely creatures than to become one for a day. There are so many fairy costumes to choose from and you can find lots more by using the links below to visit online costume stores where you will find online costume catalogs full of fairy costumes, and the enchanted accessories to help you completer your fairy costume with ease.

The links will help you to find children and adult fairy costumes and of course, there's another day you can wear this outfit in October. The fairy Halloween costume is one of the most popular costume choices for girls and for women.

Find Fairy Tattoo Designs - Gothic Fairy Tattoos - Temporary Tattoos - Fairy Moons And Star Tattoos

Find your favorite fairy tattoo designs

Gothic Fairy Tattos
Fairy Moon And Star Tattoos
Fairy WingsTattoos
Butterfly Fairy Tattoo Designs
These are all temporary tattoo designs and they are fun to wear. The best part is they are easy to apply and easy to remove. Wear one as long as you like, or as long as your temporary tattoo lasts, and then put on a different one. These fairy tattoos make a great party favor or party game gift prize...they also make a wonderful accessory to wear on International Fairy Day!

Fairy Coloring Pages - Print Out Free Fairy Coloring Sheets!

I have found so many sources of free fairy coloring pages and I couldn't wait to share them with you. I am sure you will find plenty of uses for these coloring sheets including a kids fairy themed birthday party or just a rainy day at home. Coloring is so much fun, kids love to spend time creating beautifully colored picture pages!

Flower Fairy
Flower Fairy

Fairy Names

What's your favorite fairy's name? Here's a list of some of the more well known fairy names from fairy tales, stories and movies. See how many fairy names you are familiar with.

1. Bess 2. Beck 3. Rani 4. Lily

5. Vidia 6. Prilla 7. Fira 8. Iridessa

9. Luna 10. Violet 11. Fawn 12. Mother Dove

13.Iris 14. Rosetta 15. Terence 16. Tinkerbell



These are Disney fairy names. Are you familiar with any of them?

Other fairy names that might be new to you are:

1. Alva 2. Breena 3. Donella 4. Faerydae

5. Vidia 6. Lorelle 7. Naida 8. Nissa

9. Nixie 10. Odiana 11. Peri 12. Raisa

13.Rusalka 14. Shaylee 15. Tatiana 16. Tylwyth Teg y Lleuad




Lily Fairy by Luis RIcardo Falero found on Wikipedia
Lily Fairy by Luis RIcardo Falero found on Wikipedia

This Fairy Picture Is Called The Lily Fairy

Fairies Love Flowers

Oberon And Titania - Here's another beautiful fairy picture

Oberon And Titania by Sir Joseph Noel Paton found on Wikipedia
Oberon And Titania by Sir Joseph Noel Paton found on Wikipedia

Prinz Arthur And The Fairy Queen - Painted by Henry Fuseli

Prinz Arthur And The Fairy Queen by Henry Fuseli found on Wikipedia
Prinz Arthur And The Fairy Queen by Henry Fuseli found on Wikipedia
She Was Changed By Magic Into A Little Fairy by John Bauer from Wikipedia
She Was Changed By Magic Into A Little Fairy by John Bauer from Wikipedia

Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending - Love The Fairy Wings In This Picture

Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending
Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending

Sophie Anderson is the name of the artist who created this lovely fairy. I found this picture on Wikipedia.

Video Fairy Pictures Gallery - This Video Is Full Of Beautiful Fairy Pictures

Fairy Makeup Tutorials - Learn How To Apply Fairy Makeup For Halloween Or International Fairy Day

Here are several video makeup tutorials that will show you how to make yourself look like a fairy. When you dress up in a fairy costume create one of these magical looks. Choose one that matches the look and feel of your Halloween costume.

Fairy Posters And Pictures

Here are some lovely pictures of fairy posters you can find at Amazon.com. If you like the world of the fae, these posters will be of interest to you.

Fairy Costumes I Like - Whether For International Fairy Day Or Halloween, Fairy Costumes Are Fun

What ever the reason for your dressing up, we all know that wearing a costume is fun and even more so when that costume is a fairy. So become the magical and sought after creature that stories and myths have been made for.

Fairy Statues

Love Fairies? Then start a collection of fairy art work with these statues I found, or add to your already existing collection.

If you do like this Fairy lens, please let me know. Tell me about your favorite fairy!

I Hope You Like My Fairy Day Lens!

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      Mega 2 years ago

      Hi JolandaThe colour names I'm using are the Promarker names. At the bninenigg of each Tutorial you'll see the list of colours. I've written the numbers of the Copics that you'll need on the same line as each of the Promarkers. I've done a Promarker and Copic comparison chart on our website - I'll post it on here so it's easy to see which Copics match which Promarkers.

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      Soheil 2 years ago

      Thank you thank you, this is the perfect reipce for making pizza, especially if it turns out as beautiful as yours.As to Valentine's day, I hated it for years because even though it is all about love I never, EVER had a date on Valentine's day until I was married. I am confident this year will be better then last, mainly because I will not be sick and throwing up all night due to being pregnant.

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      Rojas 2 years ago

      Stunning card using one of the most darling sapmts! Elise's coloring and flowers papers and stick pins wow just amazing detail. I absolutely love everything from top to bottom!!!!Hugs Bonnie

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      NoYouAreNot 4 years ago

      Beautiful artwork!

      And pretty fairy costumes, of course.

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Rose thanks for your blessing! Squid Angels are like good fairies - I guess that's why you relate to this lens so much!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens, perfect for going to bed. I adore fairies, and could look at these pictures for hours. Blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very sweet lens about fairies. I didn't know there is a Fairy Day! :)