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第一个植树节 (Arbor Day) :1872410


1872410日,内布拉斯加藉由种植超过1百万棵树的方式,来庆祝当地的第一个植树节。曾经担任该州州长的报纸编辑朱利额斯.使特林.摩顿 (Julius Sterlling Morton) 多年前就不断要求国会选定一天鼓励种植树木,多年之后,他的梦想终于实现了。在1885年时,内布拉斯加居民为了纪念摩顿的生日,于是把植树节的日子改为422日。现在世界各地的人们都把4月的最后一个星期五订为植树节。你有没有庆祝植树节呢?你是什么时候第一次听到这个节日呢?

Go out and plant a tree today--a pine, an elm, an oak, a mimosa--it doesn't matter what kind.

On April 10, 1872, Nebraskans celebrated the first Arbor Day by planting more than a million trees. Julius Sterling Morton, a newspaper editor and former governor, saw his dream fulfilled after years of asking Congress to designate a day to encourage the planting of trees. In 1885, the Nebraskans moved the date to April 22 in honor of Morton's birthday. Today people celebrate Arbor Day worldwide on the last Friday in April. Do you celebrate Arbor Day? Where did you first hear of this holiday?

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