May 4 - Greenery Day – Japan

    Posted on May 4, 2022

This is an update of my post published on May 4, 2011:

Today is near the end of Japan's Golden Week, a string of holidays that includes Showa Day (April 29), Constitution Memorial Day (May 3), and Children's Day (a.k.a. Boy's Day, May 5).

This is a day to commune with nature and to be thankful for its blessings. Even though nature sometimes dishes out huge disasters (like the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Sendai and nearby areas of Japan!), there are plenty of things for which we all, including the Japanese people, can feel grateful. 

We could all use a Greenery Day to remind us to think of the environment. How about a visit to your local arboretum or botanical garden, a hike in the woods, or a work session in a garden. Don't have a garden? Start one! Or use Google to find a community garden you can work in on a regular basis.

Also on this date:

(First Wednesday of May)

Plan ahead:

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