Our society was built upon the rugged shoulders and stubborn personalities of farmers from around the world. So, it only makes sense that we celebrate their contributions and all that they have provided (and indeed continue to provide) us. Old Farmer’s Day intends to do just this.
Celebrating Old Farmer’s Day can take on a few different forms. This will all depend upon where one lives. For instance, those in the country can actually reenact the ancient methods of farming before the invention of electricity and modern equipment. There may even be local festivals to attend. City dwellers can choose to take a trip to a rural area and visit a local farmer’s market. There is no doubt that the fruits and vegetables encountered alone should make up for the drive!
Due to the fact that farmers have been honored for centuries, the roots of this day are likely to go back just as far.
Varied Culture and History
Farming and agriculture have a long and varied history in every culture. Despite the differences on what is grown, how farming is done and what materials are used, one thing remains common to all agricultural societies – the farmer. Farmers are the lifeline of agriculture – they tend to the agricultural product from the time of sowing to the time it reaches the market. It is because of hardworking farmers around the world, that most of us have food on our tables every day.