National Green Day

Emerald green leaves cascading down a tree in a serene park, with people wearing green attire, enjoying a picnic under the shade. A couple of garden gnomes are playfully sprinkling green confetti in the air near a small pond, while a group of children happily bakes green cupcakes in the background..
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If you're suddenly seeing green everywhere you go, don't worry, you haven't been whisked away to Oz! It's just National Green Day, where everyone switches their color palette to pure, lush green. Get excited, it's going to be a fun ride!

When is Green Day?

It's national green day on the 9th February.

Welcome to the emerald-colored celebration of National Green Day. You may be asking why we need a day to honor a color. Well, think of Kermit the Frog... it's not easy being green! Strap in as we explore this bright and cheerful day and how it came to be.

How Did National Green Day Come About?

Our internet research shows that mentions of National Green Day really took off on February 9, 2017. There must've been an incredible green uprising that day, a complete emerald takeover! While we couldn't find any concrete proof of where or why this day began, we suspect it might have been the work of garden gnomes, Kermit the Frog, or maybe some weary winter souls longing for the return of summer greenery.

How Is This Day Celebrated?

The great thing about National Green Day is that there aren't any hard and fast rules. Want to wear nothing but green? Go for it! Dye your poodle green? Be sure to use pet-safe dye. Bake green muffins? Delicious! As long as it's friendly, fun, and, most importantly, green, you're in the spirit!

Why We Love National Green Day?

Green is the color of life, renewal, and freshness. In a world that can often feel a bit gray, National Green Day is a beacon of verdant joy spreading the spirit of liveliness.

History behind the term 'Green'

15th century

The Origins of the Term 'Green'

The term 'green' originates from the Old English word 'grene' and it referred to the color of growing plants and foliage. In the 15th century, it was first used to describe the color in English and became associated with nature, renewal, and vitality.

18th century

Green as a Symbol of Irish Identity

During the 18th century, the color green began to be strongly associated with Irish identity. This connection developed due to the Irish Rebellion of 1798, in which Irish nationalists wore green uniforms as a symbol of their cause. Since then, the color green has been widely embraced as a symbol of Irish heritage and is especially associated with St. Patrick's Day.

19th century

The Environmental Movement and Sustainability

In the 19th century, the term 'green' took on a new meaning with the rise of the environmental movement. Environmentalists used 'green' to symbolize their commitment to protecting the natural world and advocating for sustainability. This led to the popularization of terms like 'green living' and 'going green,' which emphasize eco-friendly practices.

20th century

The Influence of 'Green' in Politics

The 20th century saw the term 'green' being adopted in politics to represent movements focused on conservation and ecological concerns. Green parties started to emerge around the world, initially in Germany and Australia, advocating for environmental policies. 'Green politics' became a distinct ideological movement, emphasizing sustainability, social justice, and grassroots democracy.

21st century

Green Technology and Innovation

In the 21st century, 'green' has become synonymous with technological advancements and innovations aimed at reducing environmental impact. The term 'green technology' refers to the development and application of environmentally friendly products and practices, such as renewable energy, energy-efficient buildings, and sustainable transportation. This focus on green technology aims to mitigate climate change and foster a more sustainable future.

Did you know?

Did you know the middle of the traffic lights is green, indicating 'Go'? On National Green Day, we are not only celebrating the color but also the spirit of moving forward and embracing change.


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First identified

17th October 2015

Most mentioned on

9th February 2017

Total mentions


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