International Dylan Thomas Day

International Dylan Thomas Day

Saturday 14 May 2016


Celebrate the magic of Dylan Thomas’ words

Welcome to Dylan Day, an international day to celebrate the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, which will be held each year on 14 May, the date Under Milk Wood was first read on stage at 92Y The Poetry Center, New York in 1953.

The first Dylan Day took place on Thursday 14 May 2015 where everyone was invited to join in and have fun with the magic of Dylan’s words through creative writing workshops, literary tours, educational resources and readings in unusual places.

Cerys Matthews MBE, Welsh singer, songwriter, author and broadcaster said: “I've enjoyed celebrating Burns Night over the years and often wanted to celebrate Dylan Thomas in the same way - at last there is a date in the diary for Dylan Day. Why not raise a glass to this little great man every year on 14 May and enjoy the chance to savour the brilliance of his work by reading out excerpts and throwing a party, wherever you are!”

How will you celebrate Dylan Day?

We hope you will find your own ways to celebrate Dylan Day; you might want to stage your own event or join in with one of the special events taking place on the day. There will be performances, online events and walking tours to name but a few. 

However you chose to celebrate Dylan Day, don’t forget to tell us about it on social media #DylanDay





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For more information about how to get involved with International Dylan Thomas Day, please contact Literature Wales: 07846484274 /

International Dylan Thomas Day is organised by Literature Wales
and funded by Welsh Government.