Earth Day has two different time of celebrations. A major part of the people observe the day on the 22nd day of April. Some people observe it in March Equinox. The main reason of observing the day to love the earth and saving it from degradation. The environment of Earth should be maintained properly for a better future.
Typical Celebration of The day By People
This day is a special day for the Earth’s lovers. All the programs are directly related to save the planet. The celebration includes:
- Planting a plenty of trees where there is a vacant place
- Clearing the roads and nature from artificial garbage
- Discussing the importance of recycling
- Organizing seminars on the awareness of reusing materials
- Protesting any issues that may harm the environment
Global warming has become a great issue of this day. Both the Print and Television media arranges program regarding the Earth Day. The day makes a public awareness of saving the ambient quality of the Earth.
Life in Public
As it is not a federal holiday, everything remains the same. People stick posters and festoons on shopping mall and shops. But all the transit system runs by the common schedule.
Background of the Earth Day
The Senator Gaylord Nelson was the founder of this day. His proposal for making a day on saving the ecology as well as respecting the livelihood on the Planet was granted in 1970. The 22nd April became a day for promoting this awareness. His intention was to raise a protest against Land, Soil and Air pollution for saving the Ecosystem.
Also, March Equinox is observed as the Earth Day. A US anthropologist named Margaret Mead supported to make the March Equinox for celebrating the awareness promotion among the people. But the real founder of making March Equinox was John McConnell.
Signs and Symbol
There are several signs and icons of the day. The most popular sign is a photo of earth. Some environmentalists also use a tree or flowers or green leaves to describe the day. Mostly the colors of the earth are used for printing these signs. People use brown, blue and green.
Not only symbols, there is a flag for the day too. It is called Earth Flag. John McConnell designed it to promote the importance of living on a green planet. The flag represents the image of our earth from the Space. The materials used for making the flag are recyclable polyester.
When Is Earth Day?
|Thu||Apr 22||2010||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Fri||Apr 22||2011||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Sun||Apr 22||2012||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Mon||Apr 22||2013||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Tue||Apr 22||2014||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Wed||Apr 22||2015||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Fri||Apr 22||2016||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Sat||Apr 22||2017||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Sun||Apr 22||2018||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Mon||Apr 22||2019||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
|Wed||Apr 22||2020||Earth Day||Worldwide observance|
Name in other languages
|Día de la Tierra||Spanish|
|יום כדור הארץ||Hebrew|
|Tag der Erde||German|