National Apricot Day - January 9
Tue, Jan 9, 2024

National Apricot Day

National Apricot Day is dedicated to orange fruits that have such a rich and bright taste! Sometimes they are confused with peaches – we urge you not to do this, because this is a separate type of fruit. Join the celebration of the date and find out more!


Unfortunately, scientists were unable to find out when and where apricots appeared – their habitat is quite large. Many believe that this happened in China, because it grew here at least 2000 years before the birth of Christ. From here it began to spread throughout the world: it was brought to Greece, called the “Armenian apple”, then the Spanish settlers brought the fruits to America. No wonder that today we celebrate National Day, because everyone loves apricots!

The common apricot variety is the most popular, and other species have already been derived from it. Today it is grown almost everywhere! Some varieties also germinate in more northern regions: this is the merit of breeders who were closely involved in science and were able to transform an apricot from a heat-loving fruit into an unpretentious one. It is noteworthy that earlier it was grown exclusively in greenhouses.

Interesting facts

Did you know that apricot:

  • used in Byzantium as a rejuvenating agent. The rulers drank juice daily, hoping to restore the body’s strength;
  • maintains a favorable composition of the blood, prevents the development and spasms of blood vessels, restores hemoglobin;
  • widely used in medicine in Asian countries;
  • has a good effect on brain function and increases the fatigue threshold;
  • used by craftsmen at all times. Masters used bones for creativity and made figurines of extraordinary beauty from them.

How to celebrate

Taste the fruits on National Apricot Day and treat them to friends, acquaintances, neighbors. Check out recipes using them, make jam, pie, glazed meat, apricot crumble… Organize a delicious dinner with interesting dishes.

When is National Apricot Day celebrated in 2024?

National Apricot Day is observed on January 9 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday January 9 2024
Thursday January 9 2025
Friday January 9 2026
Saturday January 9 2027

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