Apple Day is an annual observance feasted on October 21st of every year. Apples are the round, red, or green, soft fruits are grown in orchards. Autumn marks the harvesting and apples are being harvested during this month. It is the best time for us to eat the sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It doesn’t halt you from eating alone. You can celebrate a Day with this edible fruit. We would have heard about the proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It simply shows the necessity of this healthy fruit in everyday life. The consumption of apples is so much vital as it has a low content of essential nutrients. So why not a Day to celebrate a Day for this healthy nutritional dietary supplement? Apple Day celebrates apples, orchards, dishes made of apples, and of course, its harvesting.
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther
History of Apple Day
The history and origin of Apple Day date back to the year 1990. Common Ground initiated this feast on 21 October 1990 at an event held in Covent Garden, London. It is held in the subsequent year since then every October. The observance of this Day is an annual celebration of apples and orchards. The United Kingdom celebrates this healthy holiday that traditionally falls on 21 October. Although this date is precisely chosen for the celebration, various events are held throughout the month. It is a weekend celebration event. The festival Day usually takes place on the Saturday and Sunday closest to 30 October.
The UK gathers every year for a celebration of the most delicious harvest of the year. People come together to share the joy and fun of the apples. Within a decade, this day was celebrated with more than 600 events around the United Kingdom. Common Ground used the apples as a symbol of physical, cultural, and genetic diversity. They used this to make us understand that we should not let slip away these heritages. Common Ground aims to link particular apples with their place of origin. They believe that the orchards will be recognized and conserved for their contribution to local distinctiveness. The distinctiveness includes the rich diversity of wildlife they support.
Events and activities vary in size from minor to full-blown festivals in villages all over the country. The supporters of these events come together to advise on how to grow the apples properly, provides details about all the varieties of apple available, and share the recipes for the juice and cider. Apples are edible fruit often eaten raw. The whole fruit including its skin can be consumed by the human except its seeds. Apples can be consumed in many different ways. It can be canned or juiced, milled or pressed to produce apple juice. The apple juice can be fermented to make cider, ciderkin, and vinegar. By distillation, several alcoholic beverages can be produced like Applejack, Calvados, and Apfel Wein.
Other Celebrations on October 21
October 21 is also celebrated as
- National Reptile Awareness Day
- Count Your Buttons Day
- Get Smart About Credit Day
- Conflict Resolution Day
How to Celebrate the day
The best way to celebrate Apple Day is to start eating an apple. It is the best day to start practicing eating an apple a day. You can gather knowledge on how many varieties of apples are grown in different places and their origin. Try out new apple recipes at home for your family. Take your children to the cake shop and buy treat them with apple cakes and apple pie. Lend your support to the apple orchards and people who plant them. Participate in the Apple Wassail to bless the trees such that it brings good harvests. Share your celebrations and pictures on social media using the hashtag #AppleDay.
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