National Arbor Day
Arbor Day is an annual event to celebrates the role of trees in our lives by promoting tree planting and care. As a formal holiday, it was first observed in 1872, in Nebraska, but tree planting festivals are as old as civilization. The tree has appeared throughout history and literature as the symbol of life. The holiday day is observed in spring, and the date varies, depending on the climate.
When is Arbor Day?
The last Friday in April. April 27, 2018.
Type of Holiday?
How is Arbor Day celebrated?
- Arbor Day is celebrated by planting and caring for trees and learning their value
- In Belgium, Arbor Day celebration sometimes is combined with cancer awareness campaign
- In British Virgin Islands, to celebrate the holiday there is an Arbor Day Poetry Competition and tree planting ceremonies
- Cambodia celebrates Arbor Day on July 9 where the King attends tree planting ceremony
- Arbor Day is the longest running civic greening project in Calgary and is celebrated on the first Thursday in May.
Arbor Day trivia/facts
J. Sterling Morton is known as the “Founder of Arbor Day.”
More than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.
In the United States, the tree planting festival is called Arbor Day.
In Israel, it is called the New Year’s Day of the Trees.
Korea observes a Tree-Loving Week.
Iceland has a Student’s Afforestation Day.
Yugoslavia holds an Arbor Day in the spring and an Afforestation Day in the fall.
India celebrates a National Festival of Tree Planting.
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on April 27
- Patrick Stump- Rock Singer
- Si Robertson – Reality Star
- K. Camp – Rapper
- Darcey Bussel – Dancer
- Corey Seager – Baseball Player
- Martha Hunt – Model
- William Moseley – Movie actor
- Coretta Scott King- Civil Rights leader
- Ace Frehley – Guitarist