International Haiku Poetry Day

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International Haiku Poetry Day
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International Haiku Poetry Day

Annually observed on April 17th, International Haiku Poetry Day pays tribute to the concise poetry form that originated in Japan.

Haiku, an ancient and somewhat untranslatable Japanese poetry form, typically consists of three lines with syllabic patterns of five, seven, and five. The Haiku Foundation characterizes International Haiku Poetry Day as the largest global collaborative poem. During the event, poets contribute their responses to a "seed poem" or to the responses of other poets, creating a collective celebration of this poetic tradition.