On March 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Forests or World Day for the Protection of Forests, which was founded in 1971 and has been celebrated annually since then. The initiator of the establishment of this Day was the European Confederation of Agriculture at the 23rd General Assembly in 1971, the idea was supported by the World Food and Agriculture Organization at the UN (FAO).
Moreover, it was initially decided to celebrate this day on the day of the autumnal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere (the latter, according to tradition, is considered the first day of spring and is a symbol of new life and new beginnings).
In 2012, the UN General Assembly, by its resolution No. 67/200 of December 21, 2012, approved the International Day of Forests to be celebrated annually on March 21 as an occasion to inform society about the importance of forest conservation and to raise awareness of their significance. Each year, the events of the Day are dedicated to a specific theme.