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Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees.

Since 2006 the Piplantri village has planted more than 350,000 of trees each year in celebration of their girls.

However this is very rare, in most Indian villages the birth of a daughter was historically considered a burden for a family often times resulting in violence against them.

In juxtaposition, the tradition of planting trees to welcome the birth of female children in Piplantri seems to completely reject these historical constraints, fostering hope that attitudes towards women can change.

Source: Great Big Story/One Green Planet