International Eat An Apple Day is an annual holiday dedicated to apples, which obliges you to bite off a juicy and crunchy fruit. In addition to a pleasant taste, it is quite useful from a medical point of view. Celebrated every third Saturday in September. In 2022, it falls on September 17th.
The history of the fruit itself goes back to ancient times. The original habitat was in Central Asia, in the mountainous region of the Tien Shan. Apples grew in the wild and were used in the diet of local residents.
The development of the Silk Road and a large number of trade caravans led to the fact that the apple began to spread in Europe. From there, it has already got to the American continent thanks to the colonialists. It is believed that the first apple orchard in the colonies appeared near Massachusetts Bay.
The apple has become widespread in culture. Often the fruits were endowed with magical and magical properties. For example, in the “Thousand and One Nights” this fruit appears, which has the ability to heal any person from diseases. In addition, we often see apples in the paintings of famous artists – Paul Cezanne, Camille Pissarro, Pablo Picasso. Still lifes rarely do without this fruit.
In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, breeding work intensified, which led to the emergence of varietal diversity, which we still enjoy today.
- There is a version that apples, which were usually used to decorate spruces in Germany, became the prototype for New Year’s balls. A poor harvest in 1848 led to the introduction of a glass substitute for fruit.
- Not all apples darken when cut. The Arctic variety, bred in Canada, is devoid of such an aesthetic drawback.
- The largest apple is grown in Japan. Its weight was 1,849 kg.
How to celebrate
Be sure to eat some juicy apples at International Eat An Apple Day! Find out more on the Internet about the popularity of these fruits in books, paintings and their beneficial properties for the body.
You can also get together with friends and visit the apple orchards together. An excellent option for the celebration would be self-production of dishes based on these fruits.
When is International Eat an Apple Day celebrated in 2022?
International Eat an Apple Day is observed on the third Saturday of September each year.