According to the National Day Calendar…
A day of honor is very much deserved to all of the hard working farmers. National Farmer’s Day is observed annually on October 12th as a day for them and to pay tribute to all farmers throughout American history.
National Farmer’s Day was previously known as Old Farmer’s Day.
From very early American culture, a farmer’s endless hard work has been an example to all of us and today we thank them for their contributions to our economy.
There are some cities and towns across the United States that have their own versions of Farmer’s Day, with celebrations and festivals on various dates throughout the year. Many of them are held in September and October.
October does seem fitting in celebrating National Farmer’s Day as it is near the end of the harvest. Many farmers will be able to take a rest from their hard labor to join in the celebration of this holiday.
As you’re driving by fields, grain elevators and homesteads, be sure to give your local farmers a wave and thumbs up. Then think of them tonight at the dinner table.
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