Folk and Fairy tales to celebrate Europe Day

Europe Day is celebrated on 5 May by the Council of Europe and on 9 May by the European Union. Therefore fairytalenight.com presents a folk or fairy tale from each member country of the European Union. I tried to give example that are reflective of the spirit and culture of the country or one that…

KNÖS (THE SWEDISH FAIRY BOOK) By Frederick H. Martens

Once upon a time there was a poor widow, who found an egg under a pile of brush as she was gathering kindlings in the forest. She took it and placed it under a goose, and when the goose had hatched it, a little boy slipped out of the shell. The widow had him baptized…

Stan Bolovan (Roumanian Fairy Tales) By MITE KREMNITZ

Once upon a time, something happened. If it hadn’t happened, it wouldn’t be told. At the edge of the village, where the peasants’ oxen break through the hedges and the neighbors’ hogs wallow in the ground under the fences, there once stood a house. In this house lived a man, and the man had a…