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Happy Birthday Shakespeare

Show us how you are celebrating or remembering Shakespeare's birthday by tagging us or using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayShakespeare

Each year,  Stratford-upon-Avon commemorates the birth of William Shakespeare. With the help of the internet and social media, people around the world can gather and share and celebrate Shakespeare's birthday together. We invite you to join in the celebrations with us! Write a blog post, take a photo, craft a tweet, make a video—whatever you'd like—to wish Shakespeare a Happy Birthday. Make sure to tag us  (@ShakespeareBTrust on Instagram, @ ShakespeareBT on Twitter) and use the hashtag #HappyBirthdayShakespeare to connect with us and others who are participating in the festivities.


  • Post a video of you reciting a Shakespearian Sonnet
  • Tweet your favourite Shakespeare quote
  • Write a blog post telling the story of your first encounter with Shakespeare
  • Take a picture of the Shakespeare celebrations in your local area
  • Put on a Shakespeare play (or just a scene or two) and share a video of the performance
  • Write a blog post about how Shakespeare has inspired you

"To the Memory of Mr. William Shakespeare", a poem by Ben Johnson

Happy Birthday Shakespeare

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