National Watermelon Day - August 3
Thu, Aug 3, 2023

National Watermelon Day

National Watermelon Day is an opportunity to express our love for the sweet, refreshing fruit that makes us so happy during the summer months. Watermelon is a berry and not only tasty, but also very healthy, so it deserves its own holiday. And when to celebrate it, if not in August?


It is not known who first came up with the idea to celebrate National Watermelon Day. Nevertheless, it has taken root among the people, since almost everyone loves watermelons.

Watermelons are a melon native to Northeast Africa (for a long time it was believed to be from the South). People have been growing watermelons since ancient Egypt. In Europe, it appeared much earlier than many other southern fruits – it was imported from hot countries in the 10th century. This did not concern England: here, the watermelon appeared only seven centuries later. It also made it to the USA.

Watermelons are loved by both adults and children: despite the abundance of seeds and its diuretic effect. The pulp is sweet and tasty, and the abundant juice helps to quench your thirst, which is extremely important in the heat.

Interesting facts

  • In ancient Rome, watermelon was eaten salted or with honey.
  • Watermelon belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family.
  • Watermelon has a moderate antipyretic effect, and also helps fight inflammation and strengthens the immune system.
  • There are varieties with yellow flesh, as well as yellow and black rind. Seedless varieties are popular.

How to take part

Have a watermelon feast. You can make a lot of interesting things from it, including cocktails, candied fruits, honey, salads, and even ice cream. Your guests will remember this table for a long time.

Show your imagination and try to cut beautiful patterns into it. Video tutorials of simple patterns can be found on the Internet.

When is National Watermelon Day celebrated in 2023?

National Watermelon Day is observed on August 3 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday August 3 2023
Saturday August 3 2024
Sunday August 3 2025
Monday August 3 2026

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