National Strawberry Day is an American holiday dedicated to strawberries. It’s impossible not to love this juicy and sweet berry. Not only are they eaten pure, strawberries are a great ingredient in sweet sauces and dessert dishes (strawberry ice cream is an example!). The holiday is celebrated annually on February 27.
Strawberries have been known to mankind for thousands of years. However, for a long time it was a wild plant, the fruits of which were sometimes consumed as food. The popularization of this berry began in the 14th century, when the French began growing the wild plant in the garden. The Englishman T. Wolsey, for the royal court of Henry the Eighth, invented a combination of strawberries and cream, which even today makes all lovers of this berry salivate.
Originally all types of strawberries were more like wild plants, but modern berries were obtained after a French delegation traveled to Chile in 1712. In the end, different types of plants were mixed. The result of the experiments was the garden strawberry, well known to all of us in the modern world. They are large and juicy berries with a sweet taste.
In the 19th century, strawberries became very popular in many countries around the world. Today, these berries are actively grown throughout the United States, but the state of California remains the leader: it gets 75% of the country’s total crop.
- Strawberries can be found in every corner of the globe, except at the poles. It is not very common only in Australia.
- In Belgium, in the city of Vépion, there is a museum of strawberries, where you can learn more about the history of this berry.
- In France, strawberries are considered the berry of love, attributing to it the properties of a powerful aphrodisiac.
How to celebrate
Celebrate National Strawberry Day with a good batch of ripe strawberries. You can also go to a restaurant/café to try delicious strawberry desserts or make them yourself, improving your culinary skills! Learn more useful information about strawberries online.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users how often they eat strawberries and what dish they like best with them.
When is National Strawberry Day celebrated in 2024?
National Strawberry Day is observed on February 27 each year.