Log Cabin Day
Log Cabin Day is celebrated on last Sunday of every June. In 2018, the day is observed on June 24. Log Cabin Day reminds of a period during which life was simple, quiet and rough. The log cabin is a house built using logs that are hand worked and the first generation usually built it for frontier shelter. Traditionally built log cabins were less finished, partially impermanent and less sophisticated. Michigan is the only state that has an annual log cabin festival. Log Cabin Day celebrates the life that was lived in the log cabin. It also appreciates and promotes to prevent log cabin and its history. Log cabin keeps people unplugged, relaxed and calm.
“There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea.” – Gustav Stickley
History of Log Cabin Day
On December 9, 1986, the Michigan Legislature passed a resolution to announce June 28, 1987, as Log Cabin Day. Later on June 15, 1989, due to public response, the Legislature passed a bill to make Log Cabin Day an annual observance, and Gov. James J. Blanchard signed it. It was announced that last Sunday of each year to be observed as a Log Cabin Day. This day is important because Americans had built their houses using logs after they moved to the west, an untouched wilderness, filled with pristine forests. These cabins were solid and long-lasting. It is also said that seven of American presidents to be born there.
Other Celebrations on June 24
June 24 is also celebrated as
How to celebrate Log Cabin Day
Celebrate this day by knowing about them and the history behind it. There are a lot of log cabins around the United States, so one can celebrate this day by renting it for the weekend. Modern-day log cabins are also built, so you visit one of them, to know more and to learn the differences with the traditional one. You also observe the day by creating awareness and by educating people about the life of Americans during that era. Post pictures and share your Log Cabin Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #LogCabinDay.