Today is National Clean Up Day! You didn’t know this “holiday” even existed? Neither did I! After hearing about it from my very talented and organized friend, Carla, I decided to do some research, and here’s what came out:
It all started with the Jewish – Tuesday is National Cleanup Day, in accordance with Israel’s Maintenance of Cleanliness Law. The cleanup day is held, by law, on the last Tuesday of the Hebrew month of Adar.
The objective of the day, according to the law, is “to increase public awareness of maintaining cleanliness in open and public spaces and of environment protection.”
The law states that on National Cleanup Day, “education and information activities on… cleanliness and… environment, including recycling [and] participation in special cleanup activities, shall take place.