Holidays Calendar : Earth Day
Earth Day For Children
Earth Day is a Birthday!! Just like a birthday is a special day
to celebrate a person, Earth Day is a special day that celebrates the
Earth. Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, in San Francisco, California.
Every year, America and over 100 different countries join together in the
celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day is the largest, most
celebrated environmental event worldwide. On Earth Day, we remember to
appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways
that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment!
Earth Day For Educated Persons
When I first conceived of Earth Day, a global holiday to celebrate the
wonder of life on our planet, I thought long and hard about the day on
which it should fall. It must
meaningful. One that might be accepted universally for all of humankind.
When the Vernal Equinox dawned on me, I immediately knew it was right. The
Earth tremor that shook our California dwelling at that moment seemed an
omen of confirmation. What could be more appropriate than the first moment
of Spring, when day and night are equal around the world and hearts and
minds can join together with thoughts of harmony and Earth's rejuvenation.
Just as a single prayer can be siginificant, how much more so when
hundreds, thousands, millions of people throughout the world join in
peaceful thoughts and prayers to nurture neighbor and nature.
And so it came to pass we initiated the celebration of Earth Day on March
21, 1970. The first Proclamation of Earth Day was by San Francisco, the
City of Saint Francis, patron saint of ecology. Designating the First Day
of Spring, March 21, 1970 to be Earth Day, this day of nature's equipoise
was later sanctioned in a Proclamation signed by Secretary General U Thant
at the United Nations where it is observed each year. Earth Day was firmly
established for all time on a sound basis as an annual event to deepen
reverence and care for life on our planet.
While other dates have been called Earth Day it is obvious that a singular
Earth Day is needed and that the original choice of nature's day is best.
More attention for this fact will increase the influence of Earth Day and
Every effort to encourage Earth care is to be commended. But just as more
than one birthday each year for an individual would diminish the real
birthday, calling other dates Earth Day detracts from the authentic day --
which can provide a more meaningful focus and obtain more unity in our
diversity. The nature of the March equinox provides a reason for an event
at the same time all over the world.
Other events leading up to or following could be called Earth Festivals,
or given other names. Then events can complement each other and increase
awareness and care for our planet and its people. In the midst of this
will be Earth Day, where the United Nations Peace Bell rings at the moment
Spring begins and hearts and minds join all over the world.
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