World Bamboo Day

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World Bamboo Day is celebrated every year on 18 September to raise awareness about the bamboo industry.


  • According to the World Bamboo Organisation, while bamboo grows naturally in many parts of the world, they are not used in a sustainable way.
  • The organisation aims to spread awareness about the potential of bamboo.

  • The purpose of celebrating this day is to highlight its sustainable use, and to promote the cultivation of bamboo for new industries around the world.

  • It also promotes local and traditional uses for the economic development of the community.

  • The theme of 2022 is 'Plant Bamboo'.

Background of the day :

  • The World Bamboo Organisation declared 18 September as World Bamboo Day at the Eighth World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok in 2009.

  • The event was attended by representatives from about 100 countries, and they all agreed to mark World Bamboo Day.

  • This day is also marked as Royal Thai Forestry Day.

  • The World Bamboo Organisation was established in the year 2005. Its headquarter is in Antwerp (Belgium).

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