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World Bamboo Day 2020: History and Significance of the day

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World Bamboo Day is celebrated every year on 18 September to raise awareness of the advantages of bamboo and to promote its use in regular products. The theme for the 11th edition of WBD 2020 is ‘BAMBOO NOW.’

Bamboo has for some time been known as the Chinese symbol for strength, because of its quick growth and resilience. Lucky bamboo, which is an individual from the dracaena family and not bamboo at all, is given as a gift of favorable luck as it would appear that bamboo, yet is a lot simpler to grow as a houseplant. A gift of lucky bamboo represents the wish for a strong life filled with prosperity.

Purpose of the World Bamboo Day

To guarantee sustainable usage, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around the globe, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.

During the 8th World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok (Thaïland) in 2009, the previous president of World Bamboo Organization Mr. Kamesh Salam started the celebration of World Bamboo Day.

World Bamboo Day 2020: Theme

The Congress theme, Bamboo Now! shows the modern-day potential of bamboo in Taiwan and around the world, as per Taiwan Bamboo Society President and WBC National Organizing Committee Chair Kan Ming-yuan.

World Bamboo Day 2020: History

WBD was formally pronounced by the World Bamboo Organization on September 18 at the 8th World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok in 2009. World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to build awareness of bamboo globally. Where bamboo grows naturally, bamboo has been an everyday element, however, its usage has not always been sustainable because of abuse. The World Bamboo Organization expects to carry the potential of bamboo to a more raised exposure – to secure natural resources and the environment, to guarantee sustainable usage, to promote new development of bamboo for new industries in regions around the world, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.

Nine years back, we celebrated the first World Bamboo Day in Bangkok. This incredible activity was the idea of WBO President, Mr. Kamesh Salam. On account of the Thai Royal Forestry Department, this devoted day to honor bamboo – September 18 – is picking up momentum around the world.

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