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Fairy Day - the story from the beginning (Keijupäivä - syntytarina)


In 2011 I was planting in honor of the Helsinki World Design Capital year 2012, 20 000 tulips in Valmogård garden in Kauniainen. As I was planting the tulip onions I heard their wish to celebrate the blossoming time with a flower ceremony in the spring. I offered the idea of​​ Kauniainen Town as a WDC event, but it did not raise any interest.

However, the Flower fairies obviously thought that the matter should not be left aside, and then in the spring they offered me again the idea of organizing a Fairy Day on Saturday 18th of May and a Fairy Pop-up Flower ceremony in the Valmogård tulip garden.

I thought it would be a lovely way to tune in with nature and summer after a long winter. So I asked the fairies to start with the organizing...

So then few true real life fairies showed up for historical first ever Fairy Day. As you can see of the pictures of the events, we were joined by a whole bunch of flower fairies and other nature spirits to celebrate and rejoice with us. We were quite enchanted..

In 2013 The Fairy Day was celebrated as a Fairy Cafe part of the Pop up Restaurant Day with delicious Fairy food and cakes in the Fairy Pop up cafe in my garden. We also went to the nearby lake and forest to have a Mai Niemi fairy fashion show in the nature.

In 2014 The fairies were confident enough to move The Fai