What is World Olive Tree Day?

  • Publish date: Saturday، 26 November 2022 Last update: Friday، 09 December 2022
What is World Olive Tree Day?
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The olive tree is not just important to the countries where these noble trees grow, but to people and communities around the world because it symbolized peace, wisdom, and harmony. 

Today marks World Olive Tree Day. What is World Olive Tree Day, and what is its aim of World Olive Tree Day? Find out in this article. 

About Olive Tree Day

World Olive Tree Day takes place on 26 November every year, and it was proclaimed at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in 2019.

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO said about the olive tree: 

"The olive tree is much more than merely a tree with a gnarled trunk; it is the emblematic embodiment of the values of peace, wisdom, and hope – values that we wish to celebrate today, on this World Day."

The Aim of Olive Tree Day

World Olive Tree Day aims to encourage the protection of the olive tree and the values it embodies and to appreciate its important social, cultural, economic, and environmental significance to humanity.

The protection of cultural and natural heritage, including landscapes, is at the heart of UNESCO’s mission, and marking World Olive Tree Day reinforces environmental sustainability efforts.

How to Celebrate World Olive Tree Day?

UNESCO encourages everyone to join in through various activities such as debates, conferences, workshops, cultural events, and presentations or exhibitions.

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