June 28 is Paul Bunyan Day!
Paul Bunyan is a mythological lumberjack of American folklore whose feats and tales have been passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth.
A variety of legends seem to credit Paul Bunyan and his companion, Babe the blue ox, with shaping the geography of parts of the U.S. For example, according to legend, Paul Bunyan formed the Great Lakes when he scooped out watering holes large enough for Babe to drink from while Babe created Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes with his footprints.
Find out more tales about Paul Bunyan at Bemidji, Minnesota’s, self-proclaimed birth site of Paul Bunyan, tourism website visitbemidji.com.
Celebrate Paul Bunyan Day by sharing his tales with friends around a campfire or introducing your children to this giant lumberjack of American folklore. If you live in Minnesota or happen to be in the area on or around Paul Bunyan Day, visit Paul Bunyan Land.
Sources: holidayinsights.com, wikipedia.com, punchbowl.com
Photo Source: S Carpenter at en.wikipedia from Wikimedia Commons