National Orange Blossom Day is observed in the United States on June 27 every year. The day is observed to enjoy the beauty of orange blossoms. Orange blossom is a fragrant flower that comes from the tree of citrus fruit, orange. Oranges are used in various culinary dishes, desserts, teas, cocktails, cakes and are also used to make perfumes. It is traditionally connected with good fortune and is often added in bridal bouquets and head wreaths. Orange blossoms have various health benefits like improved sleep, reduced anxiety, and improved blood circulation. It is the state flower of Florida. This flower attracts bees, and orange blossom honey got from it, is also sold widely. This day celebrates this versatile flower and its various uses.
“If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin
History of National Orange Blossom Day
The origin and history of National Orange Blossom Day remain obscure. But orange blossom has been used in the making of traditional medicines and perfumes for generations. It was also used in French and Middle Eastern cuisine as an ingredient to get the flavor in them. It is also used to make cakes, treats, and a lot more. Orange flower water is widely used in the United States to make orange blossom scones and marshmallows. Tea made from the flower is made mainly in Spain.
Other Celebrations on June 27
June 27 is also celebrated as
How to celebrate the day
Celebrate National Orange Blossom Day by buying anyone stuff that used orange flowers to manufacture. You can also practice them at home to cook or bake any dish using them. Today is the best day to try any one of the recipes that use orange flowers, at a restaurant that offers it. You can introduce this to your friends and can educate them about the various uses of orange blossoms. You can buy orange blossom oil to use it in handmade soaps and moisturizers. Post pictures and share your celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #OrangeBlossomDay.
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