International Carrot Day is celebrated on April 4 of every year. International Carrot Day is celebrated by all carrot lovers to cherish their favourite vegetable. Carrot is a root vegetable, found mostly in orange colour. It is believed to be originated from Persia and was initially cultivated for leaves and seeds. The taproot of the plant is considered to be edible, although the greens are sometimes eaten. Carrots contain alpha- and beta-carotene and also has a right amount of vitamin K and vitamin B6. Carrots help in weight reduction, improving vision, prevents cancer, promotes healthier skin, and lot more. Carrots are widely used in many cuisines, like salads, soups, halwa, cakes, pudding and carrot salads are a tradition in many regional cuisines.
“If I have to get into a bikini, then I eat carrot sticks for three days.”- Margot Robbie
History of International Carrot Day
International Carrot Day was founded in 2003 to spread knowledge about the carrot and its good traits around the world. The creator of the day remains unknown. Few people suspect the creation of the day was due to massive production and wanted to increase the demand for the vegetable through some ways.
Other Celebrations on April 4
April 4 is also celebrated as
- National Walk Around Things Day
- National Cordon Bleu Day
- World Rat Day
- Vitamin C Day
- National Tell A Lie Day
- International Pillow Fight Day
- Tangible Karma Day
How to celebrate International Carrot Day
On International Carrot Day take part in one of those carrot parties and other carrot-related festivities. You can observe these parties by wearing a carrot dress or any orange colored dress. It is also a good idea to dress as a bugs bunny. These parties can be organized with a variety of carrot-related dishes like carrot cake, carrot pudding, carrot juice, carrot shots and many more. Carrot is one of the healthy and versatile vegetables that can be used in cooking. So on this day try out new recipes with carrot and share them with your friends and loved ones. Share your thoughts on social media about International Carrot Day by using the hashtags #InternationalCarrotDay or #CarrotDay.