Lumberjack Day is celebrated every year on September 26th. On this day, the lumberjack is honored in its traditional incarnation – a rough, strong man with a beard and big hands. The holiday was invented by Marianne Ways and Colleen A. F. Venable. They needed an excuse to get together with friends for a party. So, in 2005, Lumberjack Day appeared.
Why a lumberjack? The fact is that a week before Lumberjack Day, the international day dedicated to pirates is celebrated. Weiss and Venable wanted to come up with another colorful character. Surprisingly, the holiday quickly spread throughout the United States.
- Lumberjacks are common in North America. Their main responsibilities are felling and transporting trees, as well as the processing of harvested lumber.
- Real lumberjacks live mainly in the forest, in specially equipped camps.
- The first lumberjacks lived and worked in Scandinavia, the USA, and Canada. The profession has existed for more than a century.
- The work of a lumberjack is physically demanding, but modern tools make the job easier. If earlier it was necessary to work with saws and axes, today power tools are available.
How to take part
If there is a lumberjack nearby, make pancakes for them – this is a favorite treat. Throw a lumberjack-style party, with flannel shirts, chunky boots, and beer. On this day, wear the comfortable clothes that lumberjacks like – jeans, suspenders, a flannel shirt, and boots. The holiday is actively celebrated in the United States, so you will surely find interesting events nearby that you can attend.
When is Lumberjack Day in 2023?
Lumberjack Day is observed on September 26 each year.