Arbor Day in Nicaragua Date in the current year: June 28, 2024

Arbor Day in Nicaragua Arbor Day in Nicaragua is celebrated on the last Friday in June. It was officially established by the government in 1971 and has been observed every year ever since. However, the celebration dates back to 1929, when June 1 of that year was set aside as the day to honor Nicaraguan forests.

Nicaragua has some of the most extensive rainforests in Central America. Almost 7% of the country's land area is occupied by La Mosquita forest, which is the largest rainforest north of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.

Destruction of Nicaraguan rainforests is one of the most important environmental issues in the country. Deforestation is caused by development of the land, cattle grazing, commercial logging, mining, and forest fires. Nicaraguan government has placed restriction on lumbering and undertaken other measures aimed at reducing deforestation.

Events and activities dedicated to Nicaraguan Arbor Day are organized by the ministries and institutions related to environment, forestry, agriculture, and education. Extensive tree planting campaigns are held throughout the country; on this day, Nicaraguan citizens plant thousands of saplings in parks, public squares and schoolyards, along highways and streets.

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