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第一個植樹節 (Arbor Day) :1872410


1872410日,內布拉斯加藉由種植超過1百萬棵樹的方式,來慶祝當地的第一個植樹節。曾經擔任該州州長的報紙編輯朱利額斯‧使特林‧摩頓 (Julius Sterlling Morton) 多年前就不斷要求國會選定一天鼓勵種植樹木,多年之後,他的夢想終於實現了。在1885年時,內布拉斯加居民為了紀念摩頓的生日,於是把植樹節的日子改為422日。現在世界各地的人們都把4月的最後一個星期五訂為植樹節。你有沒有慶祝植樹節呢?你是什麼時候第一次聽到這個節日呢?

Go out and plant a tree today--a pine, an elm, an oak, a mimosa--it doesn't matter what kind.

On April 10, 1872, Nebraskans celebrated the first Arbor Day by planting more than a million trees. Julius Sterling Morton, a newspaper editor and former governor, saw his dream fulfilled after years of asking Congress to designate a day to encourage the planting of trees. In 1885, the Nebraskans moved the date to April 22 in honor of Morton's birthday. Today people celebrate Arbor Day worldwide on the last Friday in April. Do you celebrate Arbor Day? Where did you first hear of this holiday?

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