An international day to celebrate the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, held each year on 14th May, the anniversary of the date when Under Milk Wood was first read on stage at 92Y The Poetry Center, New York in 1953.

“International Dylan Thomas Day gives us a chance each year to celebrate Dylan Thomas’s achievements. There is still the enthusiasm for a national day to mark my grandfather’s life and legacy and we want to keep May 14th as a prominent date on the literary calendar.

Dylan Thomas’s writing has travelled through time – it is as relevant today in our troubled times as when it was written sixty-five years ago. It continues to travel across the globe reaching new audiences everyday. His poetry lives on.

We invite you to tell us about how you are going to mark the day and encourage you, wholeheartedly, to get involved and to love the words.” — Hannah Ellis

Finding out more about Dylan Thomas

Dylan Day is a time each year to remember and celebrate Dylan Thomas. You can find out more about his work, life and places in many interesting ways.

You can visit museums and exhibitions and stay in curious dwellings associated with Dylan Thomas. Find out more by going to our Places page.

If you enjoy exploring new areas there are many entertaining self guided tours where you can discover Dylan’s places from the quaint Welsh sea towns that inspired Under Milk Wood to the arty pubs in busy, bustling cities around the world. Find out more by going to our Walking Trails and apps and e-books pages.

If you want to discover, or rediscover the work of Dylan Thomas we encourage you to do so. Find out more by going to our Books and Recordings and Audio and Video pages.

If you are a teacher or educator, we have resources you are welcome to utilise. Find out more by going to our Education page.

International Dylan Thomas Day 2018 Events

Dylan Day events taking place on and around May 14th.

Getting Involved

Visit the Dylan Day Facebook & Twitter pages

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Dylan Day Past Events Gallery

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Dylan Day Quotes

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