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.
National Haiku Poetry Day References and Related SitesGlossary of Poetic Terms: Haiku www.thehaikufoundation.org: International Haiku Poetry Day