Japan ~ August 11
no Hi, or Mountain Day, was created in May 2014, so that the eight
prefectures of Japan without direct access to the sea could honor the
nature around them. The legislation creating the holiday states
its purpose is to provide “opportunities to get familiar with
mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains.”
|International Mountain Day
Designated by the United
Nations General Assembly in 2003 to "encourage the international
community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the
importance of sustainable mountain development," International Mountain
Day is observed every year on December 11 with themes
relevant to sustainable mountain development.
Mountain Day in the U.S.
Since at least 1838, students at some colleges in the United States
have observed a "Mountain Day" during which classes are cancelled
without prior notice and the student body goes off to the mountains or
At Williams College students have been climbing Mount Greylock, the
highest mountain in Massachusetts, to celebrate Mountain Day since the
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