Mother Goose Day Celebration on May 1
Purpose: To re-appreciate the old nursery rhymes.
Motto: "Either alone or in sharing, read childhood nursery favorites and feel the warmth of Mother Goose's embrace."
Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature (MFarland Pub.). The day is now listed in many calendars of events and celebrated throughout the world. It has been noted by municipalities, a cereal producer, banks, etc. and has a particular appeal to Kindergarten-Primary grades, libraries, and nursing homes.
The preface to The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (1843) showed an illustration of an old crone patting two toddlers on the head.