Roald Dahl Day
Roald Dahl Day
September is the month during which Roald Dahl was born. Every year, on the 13th of September, the date of his birthday, people from all around the world celebrate with a huge array of different events. One way in which his birthday is celebrated, especially by his younger fans, is dressing up as some of his most memorable book characters. Whether it is sweet and innocent Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or some of his other friends: Spoilt little Veruca Salt, gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde, or chocolate mad Augustus Gloop.
If these characters are not for you, then how about some of Roald Dahl’s other infamous characters such as Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, or James with his giant peach!
A whole manner of Roald Dahl’s books feature a range of magical creatures, who can also be used as the theme for fancy dress. Whether you want to be as small as an Oopa-Loompa, or as tall as the BFG, your imaginations can run as wild as possible, thanks to the creativity of Roald Dahl.
Dressing up is such a wonderful thing. You are able to transform yourself into someone new, and bring a character that you admire and love to life. Whether it is a character on the page of one of Dahl’s books, or a character from a film adaptation, there is so much room for interpretation and creativity when it comes to portraying someone that you are not.
Due to the fact that the fancy dress element of this celebration is enjoyed mostly, but not only by the younger generation, many schools have chosen to incorporate this day of celebration into their timetable, to allow the children to explore their favourite characters in depth. From the shoes that they wear, to the colour of their hair, dressing up is about the exploration of a character, and the importance of being a true representation of the nation’s favourite childhood roles.
- Caroline Airs