National Farmers Day is an annual observance celebrated on October 12th of every year. Have you ever thanked the person who produces food for you? If not then this day is for you. There need not be any particular reason to celebrate a day for those people who give us food. Farmers need to be honoured and appreciated for their year-round work which feeds millions of people from all over the world. Pay your tribute an honour as a form of celebration to those rural farmers on this National Farmers Day. The day also raises awareness about the role of farmers throughout history.
“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.” – Daniel Webster
History of National Farmers Day
The history and origin of this National Farmers Day are anonymous. It was earlier known as Old Farmers Day. A farmer or an agriculturist is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. It refers to the individual who works in raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock. A farmer is usually a farm owner. Over the years, there has been lots of advanced and scientific methods or tools available to cultivate the field. Earlier, farmers worked hard on their hands and with some farm animals to grow plants. The celebration of the day is to show them your gratitude to farmers.
Farming is an ancient profession that dates back as far as the Neolithic era. The month October marks the celebration of those old farmers. The celebration of the day falls on this month as most of the harvestings are done during this time. Every culture has a long and varied history when it comes to agriculture, farming, and farmer. One could find differences in the type of crops grown or the land in which it has come from. Despite these differences, one thing survives the same, the farmers. It is those farmers whose primary intention is to plough, cultivate and yield crops. Without those farmers, any life isn’t possible on this mother earth. It is their hard work what every one of us has it on the dining table.
Every other farmer work for the benefit of society and its people. Farming is neither a simple task. They work in the summer, winter, autumn, and spring without any vacation. They face numerous problem during every cultivation. Farmers are those who serve food to the world, and certainly, he is the one who is poor even after feeding others. Every work from the smallest to the biggest done by any farmer needs to appreciate. Imagine how we would live without food? Farmers are the backbone of any community without which a nation cannot attain the highest position. Take this day as a good time to listen and learn from them about their ancient farming techniques.
Other Celebrations on October 12
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How to Celebrate National Farmers Day
The best way to celebrate the National Farmers Day is to show your thankfulness to the farmers not only on this day but throughout. Learn more about farming, techniques used and crop cultivation in detail. It is the best time to learn about the old method of crop cultivation. If you have got little space in your garden or land, try to cultivate fruits, vegetables for your home use. Buy locally grown farm foods to support a farmer of your region. Farmers need to be appreciated, and it is indeed a must duty for anyone. Thank a farmer you know on this day for making them feel little more special. Post and share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #NationalFarmersDay.