National Haiku Poetry Day

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2020 DateApril 17, 2020
2021 DateApril 17, 2021
National Haiku Poetry Day

National Haiku Poetry Day History

National Haiku Poetry Day celebrates Haiku Poetry, a Japanese version of poetry that has a couple different characteristics from the poems we normally read. The observance was founded in 2012. The main characteristics of a Haiku Poem are: It consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables, the first line must have five syllables, the second line seven, and the third five. A strong characteristic of Haiku poems is that it usually does not rhyme. National Haiku Poetry Day is commemorated yearly on April 17th.

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