Johnny Appleseed Day - September 26
Mon, Sep 26, 2022

Johnny Appleseed Day

Johnny Appleseed Day is dedicated to a man who many consider to be a fiction, but in fact he is a real person who has become an American legend. The real name of Johnny Appleseed is John Chapman, he devoted his life to the cultivation of apple trees and new varieties of apples. It was he who brought the first apple trees to the Midwest, as well as to Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

History

Johnny Appleseed or John Chapman became famous not only as a breeder and hero of American folklore, he was a conservationist, a missionary. Apples have existed on the planet for a huge number of centuries, the first mention of them dates back to 328 BC, when Alexander the Great discovered fruit trees in Kazakhstan. At the beginning of the 17th century, apple trees were brought to the New World; in 1625, the first apple garden appeared in Boston.

Interesting Facts

  • The real-life John Chapman was born on September 26, 1774 in Massachusetts.
  • Johnny planted his first apple orchard in 1792 in Pennsylvania.
  • After the death of Johnny Appleseed, a good legend, devotion to nature, as well as a 1200-acre estate remained.

How to celebrate

Since John Chapman was a religious man, visit the nearest church, read the Bible. Be kind and caring, protect nature, because Appleseed did not even make a fire if the fire could harm nature. Chapman adhered to vegetarian dietary principles, follow his example. Visit the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed in Leominster, Massachusetts. The John Chapman Visitor Center is located here.

When is Johnny Appleseed Day celebrated in 2022?

Johnny Appleseed Day is observed on September 26 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 26 2022
Tuesday September 26 2023
Thursday September 26 2024
Friday September 26 2025
Saturday September 26 2026

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