Weed Appreciation Day
Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always on March 28
Today is Weed Appreciation Day, a day to go out and hug the common weeds found in your lawn or garden. Why appreciate weeds, you ask? What possible good can they be? Read on...........
Definition of a Weed: A weed is any plant that is not in a place where you want it to be. Even edible, medicinal, herbal plants, and even flowers, are considered weeds to those who don't want them where they pop up. Dandelions are a perfect example. In the lawn dandelions are weeds. Dandelions are edible, and are used in salads and to make dandelion wine.
Now, consider the reverse.....
Common weeds do offer some benefits. They provide the very oxygen that you breathe. Weeds take in the carbon dioxide that you exhale. Many weeds offer food and shelter for birds and wildlife.
Take some time today, to hug your weeds, water your weeds, fertilize your weeds, or whatever you prefer to do to enjoy your weeds.
We hope you and your weeds have a very happy Weed Appreciation Day!
Related Holidays: Weed Your Garden Day
History and Origin of Weed Appreciation Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It appears to be very recent, around 2015.
There is so much about this day that we would like to ask the creator.... like why is it celebrated in the middle of March, which is before the gardening season begins in many parts of the country? Perhaps, it is because we can better appreciate weeds in the month of march, when they are not choking out our garden plants.
We are so grateful the "National" tag was not applied to the title of this special day. Had the president or congress considered this, the ensuing debate would have found them lost in the weeds. And, so many other special days are far more worthy of a Presidential proclamation or act of congress.
One final point: The date to celebrate and partake in this very special day is March 28. A few undocumented references point to March 29.
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