NATIONAL BUILD A SCARECROW DAY - First Sunday in July

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NATIONAL BUILD A SCARECROW DAY

Each year in the United States, the first Sunday of July celebrates National Build a Scarecrow Day.  This is a day to gather together all the needed supplies and build a garden ready scarecrow.

A scarecrow is a decoy or a mannequin that is in the shape of a human and is dressed in old clothing.  It is placed in gardens and fields to discourage birds such as crows and sparrow from feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops. 

“In Kojiki, the oldest surviving book in Japan (compiled in the year 712), a scarecrow known as Kuebiko appears as a deity who cannot walk, yet knows everything about the world.”  (Wikipedia)

Today, on National Build a Scarecrow Day, have fun putting together your own unique scarecrow and protect your fruits and vegetables!  Make sure to let the kids help, they are filled with creativity and great imaginations!

NATIONAL BUILD A SCARECROW DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Build a Scarecrow Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.