Baby Tooth Fairy Traditions Around the World

The losing of baby teeth marks a child’s growing up and can cause excitement (or sometimes concern) for many children. To celebrate this event many cultures have a “tooth fairy” figure who collects a child’s lost teeth in exchange for gifts or money. In many parts of the world, including France, Spain and South America, the tooth fairy comes in the form of a mouse or rat who often leaves a small gift behind. Many Asian or African cultures throw, bury or hide baby teeth in various baby tooth rituals. In fact, the Tooth Fairy as we know her – a good fairy who leaves money under your pillow – only appeared in popular folklore around the turn of the century.
For more information about baby tooth traditions, see the free printable below sponsored by Delta Dental: Baby Tooth Traditions Around the World.

What form does the Tooth Fairy take?

It depends where you go — she can be a fairy, mouse, rat, sparrow, crow, rabbit or even a squirrel!

Baby Tooth Traditions Around the World 

What happens when you lose a baby tooth? From the Tooth Fairy to the Tooth Mouse, different cultures celebrate a variety of traditions. Find out what children do with their baby teeth all across the globe.


In Parts of North Africa arid the Middle East, kids throw their tooth at the sun.

In many parts of the world, kids throw their tooth on the root and ask for a new one.

In some countries, only lower teeth go the roof and umber teeth qet buried in the ground or placed on or under the bed. In other countries, it’s the other way around!

Sometimes children throw their tooth on the roof as an erreriiiq to IIIOUSS or rut. who will take the tooth and make sure a strong, healthy tooth grows in its place.


In many countries, the Tooth Fairy is a mouse or rat! Known as Ratorlcito Pérel or Ratérl Miguelito in the Spanish-speaking world, the tooth mouse takes lost baby teeth and leaves a gift or money in exchange.

In parts of Eurasia. children leave their baby teeth in mouse holes.

A Some kids put their tooth in a glass of water before they go to sleep. As they sleep, a mouse comes, drinks the water. takes the tooth and leaves coins or candy.


In ltalian cultures, Children tie their teeth. In Turkey. the Dlace you bury your teeth will determine your future: To be a successful soccer player, you might bury your tooth in a soccer field.

Some kids throw their tooth into a field or river. In some cultures, children wrap their tooth in meat or bread and teed It to an animal, like a mouse or dog.


ln most of the English-speaking world, kids leave their tooth under their billow. The Tooth Fairy comes while they sleep and replaces the tooth with some money. In Denmark, she’s called Tandfeen .

Parents make unique iewelry out of baby teeth, like gold-plated earrings or charms for a necklace.

In West Africa, children get a chicken or rooster in exchange for a baby tooth.

World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days

World’s Concern and Interest
World’s Important Days are actually not holidays. But to the International community and United Nations, World’s Important Days may be treated as favorite holidays for they have something to commemorate, promote or mobilize. World’s Important Days or International Days are days to observe issue of world’s concern and interest. These international days are really days used by the world community to commemorate, promote and mobilize for certain action.

Worlds Important Days – Most of the worlds important days have been established by the United Nations (UN). Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
United Nations
Many of the world’s important days have been established by the United Nations (UN). The United Nations has a rich infrastructure throughout the world and it’s through such infrastructure that is able to coordinate events of these international days. In most of these world’s important days, the UN has successfully put in motion campaigns in international observance of the days and in return has always come up with recommendation for future days.

Here below is a listing of world’s important days:

January – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
January 1
Global Family Day
January 6
World Day – War Orphans
January 24
National Girl Child Day of India January 24
January 26
International Customs day
January 27
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 28
Data Protection Day
January 30
World Leprosy Eradication Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the month of January
February – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
February 2
World Wetland Day
February 4
World Cancer Day
February 5
Kashmir Day
February 6
International Day against Female Genital Mutilation
February 12
Darwin Day
February 12
World Day of the Sick
February 14
Valentine’s Day
February 20
World Day of Social Justice
February 21
International Mother Language Day
February 22
World Scout Day
February 23
World Peaces and Understanding Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Month of February
March – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
March 4
World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
March 8
International Womens’ Day
March 13
World Kidney Day
March 13
World Rotaract Day
March 15
World Consumer Rights Day
March 20
International Day of the Francophonie
March 20
World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People
March 21
World Sleep Day
March 21
World Forestry Day
March 21
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
March 22
World Water Day
March 23
World Meteorological Day
March 24
World TB Day
March 24
International Day for Achievers
March 25
International Day of Remembrance – Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade
March 27
World Drama Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Month of March
April – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
April 2
World Autism Awareness Day
April 4
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
April 7
World Health Day
April 7
International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
April 12
World Aviation & Cosmonautics Day
April 17
World Haemophilia Day
April 18
World Heritage Day
April 21
World Creativity and Innovation Day
April 22
Earth Day
April 23
World Book and Copyright Day
April 24
World Lab Animals Day
April 25
World Malaria Day
April 26
World Intellectual Property Day
April 28
International Worker’s Memorial Day
April 29
World Dance Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Month of April
May – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
May 01
May day – Labour Day
Press Freedom Day
International Sun Day
World Asthma Day
Coal Miners Day
International Firefighters’ Day
May 05 – First Sunday in May
World laughter Day – First Sunday in May
World Athletics Day
World Red Cross Day and Red Crescent Day
Remembrance and Reconciliation for Lost Lives Second World War
World Thalassaemia Day
World Mother Day
International Nurses Day
International Criminal Court Day
Bone and Joint Day
International Day of the Families
World Information Society Day
World Hyper Tension Day
World Museum Day
World Hepatitis Day
World Metrology Day
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
International Day for Biological Diversity
World Turtle Day
Commonwealth Day
Anti-Narcotics Day
Engineers Day
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
World Anti Tobacco Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Month of May
June – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
June 1
International Children’s Day
June 4
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5
World Environment Day
June 8
World Brain Tumors Day
June 8
World Ocean Day
June 12
World Day Against Child Labor
June 14
World Blood Donor Day
June 15
World Father’s Day
June 16
International Integration Day
June 17
World Combat Day to Desertification and Drought
June 18
International Picnic Day
June 20
World Refugee Day
June 21
World Music Day
June 23
International Olympic Day
June 23
United Nations Public Service Day
June 26
International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 26
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Month of June
July – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
July 1
International Joke Day
July 1
Doctor’s Day
July 2
World Sports Journalists Day
1st Saturday of July
International Day of Cooperatives
July 6
World Zoonoses Day
July 11
World Population Day
July 28
World Nature Conservation Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Month of July
August – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
August 1
World Breast-feeding Week
August 3
Friendship Day
August 6
Anti Nuclear Day
August 6
Hiroshima Day
August 9
Nagasaki Day
August 9
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
August 12
International Youth Day
August 13
World Left Hander’s Day
August 15
International Mourning Day
August 19
World Humanitarian Day
August 19
World Photography Day
August 20
World Mosquito Day
August 23
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
August 26
Namibia Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Month of August
September – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
September 2
Coconut Day
September 8
World Literacy Day
September 10
World Anti-Suicide Day
September 11
World First Aid Day
September 15
International Day of Democracy
September 15
International Day of Engineers
September 16
World Ozone Day
September 19
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 21
World Peace Day
September 21
World Alzheimer’s Day
September 22
World Car Free Day
September 22
World Rose Day – Welfare of Cancer Patients
September 22
Car Free Day
September 24
World Heart Day
September 24
World Clean-up Day
September 25
International Grab Hand Day
September 26
Day of the Deaf
September 26
European Day of Languages
September 27
World Tourism Day
September 28
Right to Know Day
September 28
World Rabies Day
Last week of September
World Maritime Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the month of September
October – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
October 1
World Vegetarian Day
October 1
International Day of the Elderly
October 1
World Hepatitis Day
October 2
World Animal Day
October 2
World Ostony Day
October 2
International Day of Non-Violence
October 3
World Habitat Day
October 4
World Animal Welfare Day
October 5
World and International Teacher’s Day
October 6 (or second Saturday of October)
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
October 8
World Humanitarian Action Day
October 9
World Postal Day
October 10
World Mental Health Day
October 12
World Sight Day
October 12
World Arthritis Day
October 13
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
October 14
World Standards Day
October 15
Global Hand Washing Day
October 15
World White Cane Day-guiding the Blind
October 15
International Day of Rural Women
October 16
World Food Day
October 16
World Anaesthesiologists Day
October 17
World Trauma Day
October 20
World Osteoporosis Day
October 24
UN Day
October 24
World Development Information Day
October 24
World Polio Day
October 30
World Thrift Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Monther of October
November – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
November 1
World Vegan Day
November 5
World Interact Day
November 6
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
November 8
World Radiographer Day
November 9
World Freedom Day
November 14
World Diabetes Day
November 16
International Day for Tolerence
November 17
International Students Day
November 19
World Toilet Day
November 19
International Men’s Day
November 20
Universal Children’s Day
November 20
Africa Industrialization Day
November 21
World Fisheries Day
November 21
World Hello Day
November 21
World Television Day
November 25
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
November 25
International Meatless
November 29
International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
Third Sunday of November
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Month of november
December – World’s Important Days
Day’s Name
December 1
World AIDS Day
December 2
World Computer Literacy Day
December 2
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3
International Day of People with Disability
December 3
World Conservation Day
December 5
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 7
International Civil Aviation Day
December 9
The International Day Against Corruption
December 10
International Day of Broadcasting
December 10
Human Rights Day
December 11
International Mountain Day
December 14
World Energy Day
December 18
International Migrants Day
December 20
International Human Solidarity Day
December 29
International Biodiversity Day
World’s Important Days – International Days – and Observance Days for the Month of December