Green Days

I note some countries have green rituals and customs (e.g. planting a tree as part of wedding ceremony). I’m interested in collating them. Let me know if you’re aware of any interesting ‘green custom’. So far I have (yes, I do note not all are immediately obvious…but there are reasons for their inclusion!):

2 February: World Wetland Day

 February: National Science Day

March: World Forestry Day

22 March: World Water Day

March: World Meteorological Day

1 or 2 April: Nature Day (Iran)

April: World Health Day

April: World Heritage Day

 April: Earth Day

4 May: Greenery Day (Japan)

22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity

 May: Anti Tobacco Day

1 June: Peace Tree Day (several countries)

June: World Environment Day

17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification

July: World Population Day

15 July: Marine Day (Japan)

9 August: International Day for the World’s Indigenous People

 September: World Ozone Day

21 September: International Day of Peace

26 September: World Maritime Day

September: Green Consumer Day (India)

1 October: World Vegetarian Day

First Monday in October: World Habitat Day

October: World Habitat Day

October: World Wildlife Week

4 October: World Animal Welfare Day

4-10 October: World Space Week

13 October: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

16 October: World Food Day

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

24 October: World Development Information Day

November: Environmental Awareness Month and Clean Air Month (Philippines)

6 November: International Day for Preventing the exploitation of the environment in war and armed conflict

24 November – 2 December: National Tree Week (UK)

end November: Thanksgiving Day (USA) – am thinking of leaving of this one out now due to what I’ve read on parts of the history behind it ref indigenous population…

2 December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

2 December: Bhopal Tragedy Day

10 December: Human Rights Day

11 December: International Mountain Day


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