Tree Planting Day in Belgium, Italy, Lesotho, Portugal
Tree Planting Day in Belgium, Italy, Lesotho, Portugal is held on March 21. This event in the third decade of the month March is annual. Help us
A 23-year-old tree planter from Quebec set a new world record by planting 23,060 trees in 24 hours. Antoine Moses, from Gaspé, says he can plant on average 16 trees per minute — about one tree every 3.75 seconds.
Arbor Day—which literally translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word arbor—is a holiday that celebrates the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees. For centuries, communities spanning the globe have found various ways to honor nature and the environment. National Tree Planting Day is usually on March 21 depending on the lunar cycle.
According to the science journal Nature, approximately 42 million trees are cut down each day (or 15 billion trees each year). Thomas Crowther of the Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands, who conducted this research emphasised how the “scale of human impact” on global tree destruction is “astonishing”.
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Saint Joseph's Day or Father's Day on March 19 (in Andorra, Angola, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Honduras, and Bolivia);
International Colour Day on March 21 (The adoption of an international day of colour was proposed in 2008 by the Portuguese Color Association, whose president, Maria Joao Durao, presented the idea to the International Colour Association. The proposal was agreed in 2009 among the members of this society, which is composed of national associations and members representing more than 30 countries);
Day of lies in Brazil and Portugal on April 1 (Dia da lieira);