National Log Cabin Day – What’s it all about?
National Log Cabin Day always falls on the last Sunday in June, making it a different date to celebrate every year. Some organizations celebrate this holiday as a set date on June 25 while others recognize the last Sunday in June. The origin of this annual holiday was founded by “The Log Cabin Society“, by Virginia Handy, and the “Bad Axe Historical Society” in Michigan. on June 25, 1986.
Since then, the celebratory day has been approved by the Michigan legislature passed a bill to make Log Cabin Day an annual event to be held on the last Sunday in June. The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan spotlights their own two log cabins on this day and celebrates by offering old fashioned, family-pleasing activities. Just as the Historical Society in Michigan created this holiday, their objectives included promoting the preservation of Log Cabins. On this holiday join with your community and be a part of saving our history.
and awareness and education of life during the era in North America when log cabins were common.
How to Celebrate Log Cabin Day
There are log cabins all over North America, and if you live near one of them you can often rent them for a weekend or more. There are also homes in the US that are built to this day like actual cabins, so if you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to live in one, check out a modern-day log cabin.
They’re warm and inviting, and naturally insulated against heat and cold. Take National Log Cabin Day to celebrate these amazing parts of history and the fantastic cozy homes they were, and have become around the world.
Classrooms participate in cooking cornbread over an open fire and play old time games to learn about the activities surrounding log cabins, in honour of this day. This holiday is also celebrated by log home owners spending the day at their log cabin and celebrating by having a feast the rustic way; in honour of their love of log cabins.