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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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  • Apr 29, 2022
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  • Apr 28, 2023
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  • Apr 26, 2024

List of State Holidays of Nebraska in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19President's Day
FridayFriApr 26, 2024Apr 26Arbor Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veteran's Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Day After Thanksgiving
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas Day

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day