World Bamboo Day 2022 Grow Bamboo

World Bamboo Day is celebrated annually on the 18th of September. The theme for this year is ‘It is Time to Grow Bamboo’. Use the hashtag #GrowBamboo when celebrating World Bamboo Day 2022.

It aims to raise awareness about the importance of conserving bamboo plants and promote the bamboo industry. 

Importance of bamboo plants

Bamboo plants have been used by many indigenous communities for sustainable living. They are used in arts and crafts, as building and construction materials, as food/salt etc. The uses are limitless.

Today, bamboo plants are used as raw materials for producing products like paper and furniture.

The numerous bamboo plants with their evergreen lush foliage have made them useful outdoors garden plants.

Bamboo plants have a peculiar growth pattern. The regenerative behaviour puts them among the top oxygen-producing plants and air purifiers.

Rapid growth in the demand for bamboo products, urbanisation and deforestation has seen a decline in bamboo plants in Asia, Africa and Oceania where they are endemic.

There is a need to conserve bamboo plants and promote their sustainability in the bamboo industry.

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Aims of World Bamboo Day

The World Bamboo Day (WBD) aims to

  • raise awareness about the potential of bamboo plants,
  • protect their environments and
  • ensure sustainable use of bamboo.

World Bamboo Day 2022

  • Event: World Bamboo Day
  • Date: Sunday, 18th of September, 2022
  • 2022 Theme: It is time to plant bamboo
  • Social Sharing Hashtag: #PlantBamboo
  • Observed: Worldwide
World Bamboo Day

Conservation and Sustainability Initiative

World Bamboo Day was an initiative of the World Bamboo Organisation, in 2009 at the 8th World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok.

Delegates from almost 100 countries attended the event and agreed to mark the 18th of September every year as World Bamboo Day.

Here is what the WBO said about this special day

”World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. Where bamboo grows naturally, bamboo has been a daily element, but its utilization has not always been sustainable due to exploitation. The World Bamboo Organization aims to bring the potential of bamboo to a more elevated exposure – to protect natural resources and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilization, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around the world, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.” [WBO website accessed 01/09/2022]

World Bamboo Day FAQs

When is World Bamboo Day observed?

World Bamboo Day is observed annually on the 18th of September.

What is the aim of World Bamboo Day?

It aims to raise awareness about the importance of conserving bamboo plants and promote the bamboo industry.

When was World Bamboo Day initiated?

It was initiated in 2009.

Which organisation started World Bamboo Day?

It was an initiative of the World Bamboo Organization.

Is bamboo as strong as steel and concrete?

As a construction material, the tensile strength of bamboo is as strong as steel and sturdier than concrete.


How quickly does bamboo grow?

At Kew Indoor Palm House, the giant bamboos grow grows to 2.4 metres in just 16 days, that’s 15 cm per day.

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