World Wood Day Timeline


January

The 20th All Japan Junior High School Woodworking Competition & World Wood Day 2020 Memorial Contest has been successfully held at the Umejima Elementary School on January 25th. The awarding ceremony was included in the grand awards ceremony of the 20th National Junior High School Education Fair for Creative Monodzukuri (Manufacturing), held at the Art Center of Tokyo on January 26th.

February

Announced the cancellation of WWD 2020 in Tokyo, Japan from March 16th to 22nd due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

March

The seventh World Wood Day was held in Stübing and Graz, Austria on March 19th – 24th with the theme “Change.”

The 2019 World Wood Day Symposium & the 2nd Forest Products Culture Research Group Colloquium, Change - from tradition to innovation, was also held on March 21st – 23rd.

"Music of Wood - Austria and Beyond, Concert & Exhibition" a post-event held at the Lorely Saal Concert Hall in Vienna on March 26th.

June

WWDF and IWCS supported the Tetouan 2nd International Symposium on Sculpture as the 2019 World Wood Day regional event in Morocco, which was organized by the Adayday Association of Cultural, Artistic and Social Development from June 16th to 22nd.

September

IWCS and WWDF participated in the 2019 IUFRO World Congress: Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Curitiba, Brazil from September 29th to October 5th, 2019. IWCS and WWDF organized two sessions titled “Wood and Forest Culture: Addressing a Sustainable Future" on October 1st, delivered a presentation on "Wood Culture Programs: Paving the Way for Responsible Wood Usage and a Sustainable Future", and ran two booths to introduce and exhibit the activities of IWCS and World Wood Day events.

October

Organized by the Department of Culture Under Grozny City Council Chechen Republic, the event “The Forest and Wood Art of Russian Culture” was co-organized by WWDF and School AL-ULA the Jordanian in Jordan on October 30th - November 7th.

November

Organized by Prof. Khalil Salim Abdullah Alkalbani, the event “Wood Art of Woodcraft” was co-organized by WWDF and held in Ibri, Oman on November 3rd – 7th.

March

The sixth World Wood Day was held in Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia on March 20th – 25th with the theme “Life.” The 2018 World Wood Day Symposium & the 1st Forest Products Culture Research Group Colloquium, was also held on March 21st – 23rd.

The 2018 World Wood Day in Laos was held in Vientiane from March 29th to April 1st with the theme “Life.”

April

The 2018 World Wood Day in Myanmar took place in Mandalay on April 6th – 8th with the theme “Life."

The 2018 World Wood Day “Belt & Road” International Wood Culture Show took place at Yiwu International Expo Center in Zhejiang Province, China from April 27th – 30th with the theme “Wood for A Beautiful Life - Heart to Heart, Roots United.

August

WWDF becomes a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

March

The fifth World Wood Day was held in Long Beach, California, USA, on March 21st – 26th with the theme “Roots”. The World Wood Day Symposium, Roots: Appreciating and Valuing Diversity from Interdisciplinary Approaches, was also held on March 22nd – 24th.

November

2017 World Wood Day regional event in Jordan was organized by the College of Arts and Design at the campus of the University of Jordan on November 15th, 2017 and co-organized by World Wood Day Foundation and supported by IWCS.

The Chinese 6th National Vocational & College Student Carpentry Competition and 2018 World Wood Day International Youth Adult Furniture Making Invitational China Trial took place at Guangxi International Conference and Exhibition Centre on November 17th -20th, 2017.

March

The fourth World Wood Day, themed “Nature and Culture”, was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 19th – 26th, and the World Wood Day Symposium, Nature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development, was held on March 21st – 23rd. Four pre-event projects were kicked off from February 27th and post-event visits to special schools and a senior care center were made on March 27th. Regional events were taken place in Latvia, Ghana, and China (Guangdong and Sichuan Provinces).

March

The third World Wood Day, with the theme “Wood and Humanity”, was held in Odunpazarı, Eskişehir, Turkey on March 17th – 26th. The World Wood Day Symposium, Wood and Humanity: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainable Development, was held on March 21st – 23rd. Post-WWD Programs were held in Istanbul, Turkey. The regional events were taken place in Australia, Benin, Latvia, the Philippines, Switzerland, and Syria.

September

The regional event in South Africa, “2015 World Wood Day Wood Carving Competition”, was held in Durban, South Africa, on September 4th – 6th.

March

The Second World Wood Day was celebrated in Xianyou, China on March 20th – 25th with the theme "Wood in a Changing Culture." Pre- and Post-WWD Woodcarving Cultural Exchange Programs were held in Beijing, Dongxiang, Jiashan, Kunming, Lu Shan, Shanghai and Wenzhou. Regional events also took place in Italy, the Philippines, and USA.

March

The first World Wood Day was celebrated in Tanzania on March 19th – 21st with the theme "A Cultural Approach to Achieve Wood is Good" in a joint effort with international organizations and Tanzania Governmental bodies.

June

Established the non-profit organization of World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF) in California, USA. 

August

Preliminary Woodcraft competitions for 2013 World Wood Day Event were held in Morocco, Cameroon, Benin and Kenya in August.

Start program planning for 2012 & 2013 World Wood Day

July

World Wood Day concept inception
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