Tree-Planting Day in South Korea: April 5
April 5th is Korea’s “Tree-Planting Day” in South Korea.
This is a holiday that promotes tree planting.
During the time when Japan ruled South Korea, the first governor-general, Terauchi Masatake, tried to plant many trees on the desolate land of the Korean Peninsula.
We have planted 590 million trees in 30 years.
As a result, the paddy field area has doubled and flood damage has been significantly reduced.
Japan used to call April 3rd “Arbor Day”.
In 1949, after Japan withdrew after the war, the Korean government set this day as a holiday.