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Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

Bird Picture Day

About Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

When is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 8

Draw a Picture of a Bird Day is a special day for budding artists and young bird lovers. On this April 8 holiday, we are encouraged to put our artistic talents to work. And, on this day everyone, talented or not, are encouraged to participate. If you’re like me with little or no artistic talent, a stick picture of a bird is perfectly okay. It doesn’t matter whether you are young, or not so young. If you like to draw, then today is a day to draw pictures of a bird or two, or three, or…….

Ready boys and girls? Grab some crayons. Now, open up your window curtains and look for some birds. Once you spot a nice one, start drawing. Make sure to autograph your picture. You never know, your work may one day become famous!

According to the Draw a Picture of a Bird Day website, this day was created as a way to express joy in the very simplest of things in life and as a way to help soldiers everywhere forget war and suffering even if only for a short time.

Baltimore Oriole

How to Celebrate Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate this holiday:

  • Art class teachers – Have the class draw pictures of birds.
  • Draw pictures of birds and deliver them to people who are in the hospital or a nursing home.
  • Buy a piece of art where the subject is a bird.
  • Take pictures of birds.

Today's Quote

“Have you ever wondered why when birds fly in a “V” formation, one side is always longer? It turns out, there’s more birds on that side.

History and Origin of Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

On April 1943, 7-year-old Dorie Cooper visited her uncle in the hospital. He had been injured in WWII, having lost his leg to a land mine. She asked him to draw a picture of a bird. He did, and she teased him saying it wasn’t a very good picture, but she would hang it in her room. This lifted his spirits. Three years later, Dorie was struck and killed by a car. At her funeral there were many bird pictures and drawings, prompting the creation of this day.


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