National Unicorn Day (Scotland)

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Today (9 April 2017) is National Unicorn Day in Scotland

This mythological creature, symbol of purity, grace and enchantment, has been present in culture  since antiquity:   in European folklore, the unicorn is represented as a white horse-like animal with a long spiralling horn projecting from its forehead
Ancient Greek writers believed it lived in the faraway and exotic country of India, then largely unknown to Europeans.
In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was described  a wild woodland creatures which could only be captured by a virgin. There is even a sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding a unicorn on her lap in Warsaw’s National Museum
Unicorn Day was created to celebrate these creatures and help adults remember life could be better with a  little magic.

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