National Cherry Turnovers Day is celebrated on August 28th. This holiday is perfect for those who enjoy the popular pastry. The main components of cherry turnovers are puff, yeast, or shortbread dough, with a sticky, sweet, and fragrant cherry filling. The dough is typically rolled up and sealed to give it a triangular or rectangular shape. Cherry puffs can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert with tea.
The secret to the popularity of this pastry lies not only in its delicious taste, but also its convenient form. It is easy to eat while traveling or attending outdoor events, as no utensils or spoons are required.
The origin of National Cherry Turnovers Day is unknown, but it is a great idea!
Cherry puffs cannot be made without cherries and they have quite the history.
- The oldest type of cherry is the bird cherry and this was known to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus who lived in the 5th century BC. He was aware of cherry syrup and how to care for cherries in winter.
- Sweet cherries were found in Asia Minor, particularly in the city of Kerasunt. The Roman commander Lucius Licinius Lucullus discovered them and brought cherry seedlings back to Rome. The English word for cherry comes from the Latin word, cerasi.
- Columbus discovered cherries in the New World during his travels.
How to take part
The best way to celebrate National Cherry Turnovers Day is to eat cherry puffs! Buy them from your favorite bakery or make your own. Share the recipe and photo on social media with #NationalCherryTurnoversDay.
When is National Cherry Turnovers Day celebrated in 2023?
National Cherry Turnovers Day is observed on August 28 each year.