World Wood Day Date in the current year: March 21, 2016

World Wood Day World Wood Day is an annual celebration held on March 21. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of wood in a sustainable world and its responsible use.

Wood is a structural tissue found in the stems and roots of woody plants, primarily trees. It has been used for thousand of years for fuel and as a construction material. It is also used for making furniture, utensils, paper, sports equipment, musical instruments, and a wide variety of other products.

The idea of celebrating World Wood Day was conceived by International Wood Culture Society, a non-profit, non-governmental international organization dedicated to the promotion, education, and research of wood culture. The event was established to recognize the importance of wood and wood use in our daily life and to promote a harmonious coexistence between people and nature.

World Wood Day is celebrated on March 21, coinciding with International Day of Forests. Its inaugural celebration took place in 2013 in Tanzania. The event was coordinated by the World Wood Day Foundation. Specially designated events and activities focus on a particular theme that changes every year. They include (but are not limited to) symposia, woodcraft workshops, activities for children and teenagers, online programs, tree planting, etc.

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