National Cherry Dessert Day - May 26
Sun, May 26, 2024

National Cherry Dessert Day

National Cherry Dessert Day is an American holiday dedicated to cherry-based desserts. It is one of the most popular berries used to create sweet dishes. Strawberries and raspberries go along with cherries. It is celebrated annually on May 26.


The history of National Cherry Dessert Day is not known. There are a huge number of cherry desserts: pies, cakes, cakes, cheesecakes, puddings, and more. If you were to list them all, the list would get long.

The cherry has been known for thousands of years. Historians note that evidence of cherry trees dates back to the 8th century BC. Cherry orchards were in the court of King Sargon the Second. Herodotus described these berries in his works. They were used to make sauces for animal liver dishes. It is also known that the trees were covered for the winter. This means that back in ancient Greece the cherry tree was cultivated as a fruit tree.

The use of cherries in desserts is due to their flavor qualities. The perfect balance of acidity and sweetness, as well as a long aftertaste allows any dessert to unfold perfectly.

Interesting facts

  • Chocolate-covered cherries are a very popular dessert. It is also recommended to use cherry liqueur, which is inside the chocolate shell, to open it. A similar dish was created in Germany.
  • There are about 150 varieties of cherries in the world.
  • The U.S. is a major producer of cherries, second only to Turkey in terms of cultivation.
  • Cherry fruits contain a lot of antioxidants. Their sufficient consumption improves the cardiovascular system, raises your mood and strengthens the immune system. In addition, the berry contains vitamins C, PP, vitamins B and many different minerals.

How to celebrate

Visit catering establishments to enjoy the taste of the best cherry desserts. Improve your culinary skills by making sweet dishes using cherries yourself. Many interesting recipes can be easily found on the Internet.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they like cherry desserts. If so, what’s your favorite?

When is National Cherry Dessert Day celebrated in 2024?

National Cherry Dessert Day is observed on May 26 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday May 26 2024
Monday May 26 2025

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