Tree Day in Italy (21/03)

Tree Day has long been celebrated in Italy as a celebration of the renewal and unity of man with nature.

The history of the Tree Festival goes back to the distant past, when people lived in close connection with nature and paid due respect to it. In ancient culture, it was a widespread custom to organize festivities on the occasion of planting trees. They were given great importance, in connection with which all the trees were divided into Olympic, divine, heroic, ominous, lucky, unlucky, and the forests were distinguished as sacred, divine and mundane.

The ancient Celts and Romans guarded and consecrated the forests, thus following the tradition of worshiping the divine nature. In the Roman era, a real celebration was held called the “Feast of Lukaria”, during which, in addition to traditional rites of veneration, forest areas planted in previous months were honored.