Log Cabin Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of every June. In 2022, the day is observed on June 26. The day reminds me 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 preventing log cabins and their history. Log cabin hours keep 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 the day an annual observance, and Gov. James J. Blanchard signed it. It was announced that the last Sunday of each year was 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 American presidents were born there.
Other Celebrations on June 26
June 26 is also celebrated as
- National Chocolate Pudding Day
- National Canoe Day
- International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
- International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
- National Beautician’s Day
How to celebrate the day
Celebrate this day by knowing about them and the history behind it. There are a lot of log cabins that are built with the best logs 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 from 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 celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #LogCabinDay.
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