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ARBOR DAY

When is Arbor Day in 2023?

Arbor Day in 2023 is on the Sunday, 12th of Mar (3/12/2023).

Arbor Day is on the 71th day of 2023. There are 294 days left in the year.

Arbor Day Facts

  • Date: Mar 12, 2023
  • National
  • Also Called:
  • Celebrations: Plant Trees
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Arbor Day originated in Nebraska, United States, in 1872 as a day observed for planting of trees. This day derives its name from the word "Arbor" in Latin which means "Tree". The popularity of the day soon caught the fancy of the world, and the day began to be celebrated on different days under different names in various parts of the world. It was in 1927 that the Republic of China began celebrating this day as a holiday while the People's Republic of China began celebrating this day in 1981. Arbor Day is celebrated in China on March 12 every year.

It was in 1914 that agricultural college's founder in Nanking University sent to the suggestion to the relevant ministries in Republic of China to emulate the US and celebrate this day. However, the proposal was not taken seriously then and was rejected. After the death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, who was known to promote forestation actively, the Agriculture Ministry of the Republic of China purported March 12 to be celebrated as Arbor Day in the memory of Dr. Sun.

It was only in 1981 that Mainland China adopted this day. It was done after a major campaign to plant trees in the country was mooted by the authorities. Under the idea, it was suggested that everyone capable of labor should plant at least 2-3 trees every year. The day is a public holiday in China and people plant trees on this day. The people of China celebrate this day by planting trees in their home gardens or by the roadside.

Various non-profit organizations also launch massive tree planting programs on this day, which is often attended by school and college students. Of late, given the special focus on environment and pollution, the young population of China can be seen celebrating the day with great passion as they plant trees across various parts of the country. Some cities in China also have their own local Arbor Day or Arbor week in order to plant trees specific to their climate and soil.

Various renditions of the Arbor Day are celebrated around the world like the "Van Mahotsava" in India, the "National Tree Planting Day" in Australia and Iran, "Maple Leaf Day" in Canada etc. The day is also celebrated in Egypt, Germany, Japan and many other parts of the world, albeit on different dates.

Arbor Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Thu
  • Mar 12, 2009
  • Arbor Day
  • Fri
  • Mar 12, 2010
  • Arbor Day
  • Sat
  • Mar 12, 2011
  • Arbor Day
  • Mon
  • Mar 12, 2012
  • Arbor Day
  • Tue
  • Mar 12, 2013

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of China in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatJan 21, 2023Jan 21Spring Festival Eve
SundaySunJan 22, 2023Jan 22Spring Festival Holiday
SundaySunJan 22, 2023Jan 22Chinese New Year
MondayMonJan 23, 2023Jan 23Spring Festival Holiday
TuesdayTueJan 24, 2023Jan 24Spring Festival Holiday
WednesdayWedJan 25, 2023Jan 25Spring Festival Holiday
ThursdayThuJan 26, 2023Jan 26Spring Festival Holiday
FridayFriJan 27, 2023Jan 27Spring Festival Holiday
WednesdayWedMar 08, 2023Mar 08Intl. Women's Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Arbor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05Qingming Festival
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01Labor Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Youth Day
ThursdayThuJun 01, 2023Jun 01Intl. Children's Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22Dragon Boat Festival
SaturdaySatJul 01, 2023Jul 01CPC Foundation Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01Liberation Army Day
FridayFriSep 29, 2023Sep 29Mid-Autumn Festival
SundaySunOct 01, 2023Oct 01National Day
MondayMonOct 02, 2023Oct 02National Day Holiday
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Day Holiday
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Day Holiday
ThursdayThuOct 05, 2023Oct 05National Day Holiday
FridayFriOct 06, 2023Oct 06National Day Holiday
SaturdaySatOct 07, 2023Oct 07National Day Holiday
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 23, 2023Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day