Roald Dahl Day Date in the current year: September 13, 2016

Roald Dahl Day Many people around the world enjoy books by Roald Dahl, a British novelist, poet and short story writer. He has written many famous children's books, that were adopted to films. His birthday on September 13 mark celebration of Roald Dahl Day.

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916. During War War II he served in the Royal Air Force and became a flying ace. He became famous in 1940 after publishing his books for children and adults. His books made him the world's best-selling author. During his life he received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and Children's Author of the Year from the British Books Awards. He is often called to be one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century.

Dahl's novels are known for an unexpected endings and unsentimental humor. His most famous novels are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, My Uncle Oswald, James and the Giant Peach, Tales of the Unexpected etc.

Celebration of Roald Dahl Day is primarily organized at schools. Originally celebration started in the United Kingdom, but later it spread to the countries of Latin America and Africa.

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