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When is Arbor Day in 2024?

Arbor Day in 2024 is on the Friday, 26th of Apr (4/26/2024).

Arbor Day is on the 117th day of 2024. There are 249 days left in the year.

Arbor Day Facts

  • Date: Apr 26, 2024
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; communal tree planting, exhibitions, fairs, dance and music performances in garden centers
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The state of Nebraska lies in the midwest of the United States. Of all the states, Nebraska is the only triply landlocked state. The state's landscape comprises two major regions: the dissected till plains and the great plains. The dissected till plains is associated with gently rolling hills and hosts the two largest cities: Omaha and Lincoln, the capital. On the other hand, the Great Plains consists of the treeless prairie. Most people live near the Missouri and Platte rivers, leaving most of the other areas sparsely populated. Because of Nebraska's dry nature, the state was the first to celebrate Arbor Day in 1872.

What is Arbor Day?

Arbor in Latin means a tree. The day dates back to 1854 when journalist J Sterling Morton moved to Nebraska from Detroit. The lack of trees in the area pained him. To him, trees would act as windbreakers against the soil and also give shade. Together with other pioneers, he started a movement to plant trees around his home and encouraged others to follow into his footsteps. Morton became the first editor of the Nebraska City News, a platform that helped him spread even more advocacy for tree planting. In 1872, he proposed a day that would encourage people to plant more trees. To his relief, the agriculture board agreed to it, and after some back and forth about what the name would be, Arbor Day was finally born.

When is Arbor Day?

Arbor Day is marked on the last Friday in April. Initially, the day was set to April 10th and then moved to April 22nd to coincide with Morton's birthday. In 1989, the state holiday was moved to the last Friday in April, and therefore the dates change every year. Other states also observe this holiday, but on different days.

Is Arbor Day a public holiday?

Arbor Day is a state public holiday in Nebraska. For the other states that observe this holiday, Arbor Day is not a public holiday but a typical working day.

What is open or closed on Arbor Day?

As a state public holiday, Arbor Day is a day off to the general population. Government offices, libraries, organizations, and most businesses remain closed in Nebraska. However, some schools remain open, and it would be necessary to check with your institution to confirm any closure.

Things to do on Arbor Day?

Arbor Day is a time to take care of our natural environment. You will need to get your hands dirty and plant any plant. You may opt to plant flowers within your home, a tree in your neighborhood, or even a nearby forest.

You could also participate in organized events in your local area such as communal tree planting, exhibitions, fairs, dance and music performances in garden centers. It would also be great if you enroll and become a member of the Arbor Day Foundation. This way, you will be on the front line in supporting tree planting efforts across the globe.

At home, try to teach your children the importance of tree planting and encourage them to care for the environment. Help them plant a tree or flower at home. You can also play nature interactive games with them and work on fun activities such as drawing favorite trees with colored crayons and pencils.

Arbor Day Observances

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  • Apr 24, 2020
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  • Apr 30, 2021
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List of State Holidays of Nebraska in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20President's Day
FridayFriApr 28, 2023Apr 28Arbor Day
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Memorial Day
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Columbus Day
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Day After Thanksgiving
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

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
TuesdayTueJul 11, 2023Jul 11Amazon Prime 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
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