Arbor Day in Portugal
Arbor Day in Portugal is held on March 21. This event in the third decade of the month March is annual. Help us
On this day various tree planting and reforestation actions take place in various locations around the world. The celebration of World Arbor Day or World Forest Day began on April 10, 1872, in the North American state of Nebraska (USA). Its mentor was journalist and politician Julius Sterling Morton, who encouraged the orderly planting of trees in Nebraska by promoting "Arbor Day".
In Portugal, the 1st Arbor Day was celebrated on March 9, 1913, and the first "World Forest Day" was held in Portugal in 1974, when March 21, the first day of spring, was chosen, like many other countries in the northern hemisphere.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
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);
May Crownings or the Virgin Mary Month on May 1 (Catholic Church tradition)