National Garlic Day comes on April 19, and it will be spicy. No need to kiss, just relax and enjoy your favorite food. Do you like garlic bread and spicy fried potatoes? Welcome! Take double a portion in honor of the holiday.
In Ancient Egypt, garlic was thought to have a divine essence. It was placed in tombs next to deceased pharaohs’ bodies, part of the farewell before their trip to the world of the dead. In Ancient Greece, garlic was carried by warriors to battles, and athletes during competitions, to achieve success, invulnerability, and victory over enemies. In the Middle Ages, garlic was used to treat smallpox. During the First World War, soldiers used garlic as disinfectant to treat wounds. In the modern world, garlic is an important ingredient in salads, soups, main courses, and sauces, used by famous chefs to create new taste accents.
Americans love garlic. 10% of citizens eat it raw, and only half that amount are embarrassed to kiss afterward!
- Garlic becomes sweet when fried or boiled with sugar.
- In ancient civilizations, garlic was used as money for trade transactions.
- The amazing protective properties of garlic were known throughout history: it protects against vampire attacks. Girls were also defended from evil demons.
- Garlic is a useful item: it reduces blood pressure, normalizes cholesterol, has a beneficial effect on the immune system and suppresses inflammatory processes inside the body.
Prepare an unusual dish for this holiday: garlic ice cream, lollipops, sweets, and cakes. Add almonds or herbs. Children do not like garlic, but adults are ready to experiment!
When National Garlic Day celebrated in 2024?
National Garlic Day is observed on April 19 each year.