World Wood Day is a cultural event on March 21st, the vernal equinox, to highlight wood as an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial and to raise awareness on the key role wood plays in a sustainable world through biodiversity and forest conservation. The day serves as a reminder of the importance and true value of wood and its responsible uses.


Wood is an Eco-friendly and renewable Bio-material. It absorbs and stores carbon dioxide as well as releases oxygen to combat climate change.
Wood is versatile, naturally beautiful, and played an important role throughout human history.


A major event is organized annually on March 21, usually week-long, to celebrate wood across disciplines. Artists, educators, hobbyists, and industries come together from different lands, languages and cultures to share experiences, skills and passions for wood. The event centralizes various uses of wood which allows extrapolation and eventual application to individual lifestyles. Satellite events are organized in different regions throughout the year to continue the exploration and experiences.


World Wood Day is a great platform for people to make their own contribution, however they can, to the environment and planet for a sustainable future. The spirit of World Wood Day is encouraged to carry over and things discovered and learned at the annual event to be applied throughout the year.

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Main celebrations, locations and themes:
2023 - Virtual, Wood in Cultural Heritage
2022 - Virtual, Trees for Good
2021 - Virtual, CO2 & Wood
2020 - Japan, Legacy
2019 - Austria, Change
2018 - Cambodia, Life
2017 - USARoots
2016 - NepalNature & Culture
2015 - TurkeyWood & Humanity
2014 - ChinaWood in a Changing Culture
2013 - TanzaniaA Cultural Approach to Achieve Wood is Good
Several local regional celebrations also took place all over the world.

World Wood Day