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National Strawberries and Cream Day - May 21
Tue, May 21, 2024

National Strawberries and Cream Day

National Strawberries and Cream Day is an American holiday dedicated to the seductive combination of fresh strawberries and delicate cream. These two products perfectly complement each other, revealing their flavor potentials. It is celebrated annually on May 21.

History

There is very little information about the origins of the holiday. It is believed that a similar dessert was created in Great Britain. The authorship is attributed to T. Wolsey, who was a close associate of King Henry the 8th. The chef had to prepare food for the whole royal court. One day he decided to combine cream and fresh strawberries. This simple solution gave a very tasty dish that was quickly beloved in royal circles. It is also believed that he prepared this dish especially for the royal banquet, where it was highly appreciated.

Researchers claim that the strawberry originated in South America. Chilean strawberries grew there and were brought to Europe during the colonial era. Numerous experiments of breeders led to the creation of the modern image of the strawberry. Thus came the large and juicy berries that we know today.

Interesting facts

  • In French Brittany, at the end of the 18th century, they managed to grow the garden strawberry, which today is known all over the world.
  • Historians suggest that strawberries have been known since ancient Greece and Rome. There it was used not only as a foodstuff, but also for the treatment of various gastrointestinal diseases, throat infections, melancholy symptoms, etc.
  • Strawberries are the only berries that have their seeds on the outside rather than inside.

How to celebrate

Learn more about the health benefits of strawberries on this day. If you have a garden plot, this day is a great excuse to plant some strawberries there. Don’t forget to enjoy the wonderful combination of strawberries and cream today!

Tell people about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they’ve tried strawberries and cream. What are their impressions of the dessert?

When is National Strawberries and Cream Day celebrated in 2024?

National Strawberries and Cream Day is observed on May 21 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday May 21 2024
Wednesday May 21 2025