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Paul Bunyan Day

Paul Bunyan Day Statue
What does Paul Bunyan Day celebrate?

Paul Bunyan Day celebrates American folklore and stories about the legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan.

When is Paul Bunyan Day celebrated?

June 28th

Who celebrates this day?

The day is celebrated by people in the United States who enjoy a good story, like red flannel shirts, and wish they had a giant pet ox.

What do people do to celebrate?

Probably the best way to celebrate the day is to read some American folklore stories. Popular characters include Blackbeard's Ghost, Bigfoot, Brer Rabbit, Davy Crockett, and Paul Bunyan. Your local librarian will be able to help you pick out some stories you would like.

Another way to celebrate is to visit some of the many Paul Bunyan statues around the nation. You can find huge statues of this hero throughout the country in states like California, Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota, and more. There is also a Paul Bunyan Land amusement park in Brainerd, Minnesota that features a 26 foot tall animated Paul Bunyan.

If your class is looking for something fun to do, you could dress up and act out a few of the Paul Bunyan or other American folklore tales. You could also make posters of your favorite story or write a poem about your favorite character.

History of Paul Bunyan Day

The story of Paul Bunyan has its roots in an early 1900 story by James MacGillivray. The tale was then retold by author William Laughead in 1924. It was part of an advertising campaign for a logging company.

The talks of Paul Bunyan grew over the years. He grew taller and stronger. He gained a giant pet blue ox. The legends of his exploits continue to grow until he became one of Americas most popular folk heroes.

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