Arbor Day originated in the United States in 1872. Since then, it has spread across the world and has been adopted by some governments as an official holiday. In the Philippines, Arbor Day was first established in 1947. It was celebrated on the second Saturday in September. In 2003, the holiday was moved to June 25.
In 2012, President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III signed a law that revived Arbor Day as an annual event for local government units, declaring tree-planting day as a public working holiday. Under this law, all citizens of the Philippines aged twelve and above are required to plant at least one tree every year.
On June 25, tree planting activities are held throughout the country. On this day, Filipino citizens plant trees and ornamental plants as well as engage in other relevant activities. The Philippines' tropical rainforests provide habitat for a diverse range of species, so their conservation is extremely important.Remind me with Google Calendar
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