Apple Tree Day
Apple Tree Day is observed next on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 (287 days from today).
Apple Tree Day could also be referred to as 'Doctor Day Out of Work' for the health benefits of the fruit. However, the origins of this date are quite different. Apple Tree Day firstly was a celebration of an apple tree that is nearly two centuries old, and after that has become a celebration of the apple.
The apple tree, which is a tree belonging to the rose family, is deciduous. Its ancestor was Malus sieversii, which is still cultivated today. Native to Central Asia, apples were then cultivated for many years in Europe, before European colonization brought them to Northern Amerca in the 17th century. They are possibly the oldest cultivated tree. When you consider the long journey apples have traveled around the world and the fact that they are still one of the most popular foods today, it's not hard to see why they deserve to be honored.
In fact, there are many benefits associated with eating apples! Apples have a number of antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid, phloridzin, catechin, and quercetin. There have been a number of different studies linking eating apples with lowering cholesterol, reducing your risk of several diseases and controlling your weight. One way to honor the Apple Tree today is to dig deeper into the different types of apples available, understand the unique benefits they offer, and experience the unique flavors they bring.
History of Apple Tree Day
Apple Tree Day began as a celebration of an old apple tree, dating back two centuries! As time passed, this day turned into a celebration day by itself. On this day, we are all encouraged to learn more about apples and the importance of them in our meals.
How to celebrate Apple Tree Day
You should take a look online and see if there are any events going on in your local area. Many communities will celebrate local village festivals on Apple Tree Day, selling the best apple treats. This includes everything from apple tarts to cider. It's a great way to be a part of the community and enjoy some local products.
Even if you don't have access to an organized function on Apple Tree Day, you can still get in - just eat an apple, drink cider or dine with apple. Traditionalists will take cuttings of apple trees and plant them, but if you don't have a green thumb you can plant an apple tree purchased from a plant nursery. Sign up for a fruit tree pruning course. If you're at work, try to hold a contest of peeling apples to make 'Slinky' the longest - you don't have to like apples.
You could also spend Apple Tree Day picking up some fresh apples and using them for baking, an incredible creation. There are many different desserts that require the use of apples. It includes traditional desserts, like Apple Cake, Apple Crumble, and Apple Pie. There are also different recipes that you can find today. This includes Apple Crumb Cheesecake Pie, Salted Caramel Apple Crisp, Apple Cider Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream, and more. All you need to do is do a quick search online and you will inevitably come across a lot of delicious apple dishes.
You can even try making your own cider. You have two options here. You can easily purchase one of the many cider making kits available in the stores. Another option is to make your own cider from scratch. This requires a lot of hard work, but in the end it's all worth it!
And since this day comes only once a year, if you are in love declare it by throwing Golden Delicious at 'your apple' and see if they reciprocate your love by catching it. . If not, there will always be next year!
ObservedApple Tree Day has been observed annually on January 6th.
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