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.