World Bamboo Day is an annual celebration dedicated to raising people’s awareness of bamboo. This herbaceous plant grows on almost all continents, with the exception of Antarctica. It is celebrated on September 18th.
The holiday was first celebrated in 2009. It was introduced by the INBAR organization, which promotes the use of bamboo as an environmentally friendly raw material, and also monitors the harvesting of the plant.
Bamboo is one of the most sought after and valuable plants. This flexible and durable wood is a great alternative building material.
Bamboo is useful not only from a practical point of view. It has a positive impact on the environment and improves its state. Bamboo is often planted in wastelands and areas with eroded soil or poor fertility. Bamboo takes root well due to its fibrous rooting method and allows you to improve the condition of the soil, preventing it from blowing away or washing out.
- Bamboo releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than other trees.
- A hectare of bamboo plantations absorbs about 12 tons of carbon dioxide.
- Bamboo has an amazing growth rate. In a day, it can grow by 77cm. On average, the maximum height is about 30 meters.
- Bamboo is an excellent building material. In Thailand, in ancient times, almost everything was made from bamboo wood.
- Bamboo is the staple food for pandas.
How to take part
Visit regions where bamboo grows wild. Realistically evaluate how big these plants can be. An excellent option would be a trip to Asian countries, where you can see various buildings and structures created from bamboo.
Learn more interesting information about this plant. Try making something out of bamboo. Instructions for interesting crafts can be easily found on the Internet.
When is World Bamboo Day celebrated in 2023?
World Bamboo Day is observed on September 18 each year.