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Johnny Appleseed Day

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with a delicious apple-inspired treat! From pies to smoothies, there's something for everyone.
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Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day on September 26 with stories, activities, and of course apples! Johnny Appleseed was a legend in the early 19th century who traveled across much of what is now the United States planting apple trees. He was known for his kindness to animals and people alike, as well as his love of nature. Today we celebrate this amazing man by sharing tales about him and enjoying all the delicious things that can be made from apples!

History of Johnny Appleseed Day

Johnny Appleseed Day Dates

Johnny Appleseed Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1774</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Johnny Appleseed's Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>Johnny Appleseed, actually named John Chapman, was born on September 26, 1774 in Leominster, Massachusetts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Apple Growing Beginnings</div><div class='timeline-text'>John Chapman started his apple tree nursery business, providing settlers with a way to claim land as homesteads under the laws of the time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1845</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Johnny Appleseed's Death</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jack Chapman passed away at the age of 70 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, having planted apple trees across multiple states.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Biography Published</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Johnny Appleseed: A Pioneer Hero" was published by William A. Jones, the first biography that widely spread Johnny's tale across America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1966</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Johnny Appleseed Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday, Johnny Appleseed Day, was established to celebrate his contributions to American history and agriculture.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plant an apple tree</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a sunny spot in your yard, buy an apple tree and get planting! You’ll be paying homage to Johnny Appleseed while also adding a bit of greenery to your space.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat apple dishes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make the most of the season and enjoy some classic apple dishes. Apple pie, applesauce, caramel apples, or even just some fresh slices with peanut butter. Yum!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read about Johnny Appleseed</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your local library and check out a book or two about this famous figure in American history. Learn more about his life and adventures.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on an apple picking adventure</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hit up a local orchard or farm and pick your own apples! Enjoy the fresh air, bring home your bounty, and make something delicious with it.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an apple cider tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for an evening of cider tasting! Have everyone bring their favorite bottle or can of cider for a fun and tasty evening.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Johnny Appleseed Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Johnny Appleseed Day celebrates the life of a great American folk hero</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>John Chapman, or "Johnny Appleseed" was an American folk hero who planted apple trees throughout the Midwest and helped to settle much of the land that became the United States. He is remembered today for his kindness and generosity in helping to establish many thriving communities where they might not have otherwise been possible.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a reminder to be kind and generous</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Celebrating Johnny Appleseed Day reminds us to be kind and generous to those around us. Taking time out of our busy schedules to do something small for someone else can go a long way towards making the world a better place, just as Johnny Appleseed did when he went on his travels planting apple trees across the Midwest.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Apples are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Who doesn't love a crisp, juicy apple every once in awhile? Not only are apples incredibly tasty, but they're also filled with fiber, vitamins and minerals that help keep us healthy! There are so many different types of apples out there, from tart Granny Smiths to sweet Honeycrasps - something for everyone to enjoy!</p></div></div>

5 Unearthed Facts About Johnny Appleseed Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Johnny Appleseed Never Sold His Trees</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite being a nurseryman, Johnny Appleseed did not sell his apple trees. He gave the seedlings away to settlers to plant, taking great satisfaction in spreading the joy of apples.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>His Apples Were Not for Eating</h3><p class='facts-content'>Ironically, his apples were not sweet and juicy ones we enjoy today. They were small and tart, ideal for making apple cider, a popular beverage during Chapman's time.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>He Wore a Tin Pot as a Hat</h3><p class='facts-content'>Known for his eccentric outfits, John Chapman often wore a pot on his head. It served a dual purpose as cookware and headgear. Quite practical!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Appleseed was a Skilled Storyteller</h3><p class='facts-content'>Apart from being an expert gardener, he was a skilled storyteller and loved entertaining children with tales of his adventures.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>He was a Devout Member of The New Church</h3><p class='facts-content'>Also known as The Church of the New Jerusalem, it was a Christian sect that had a significant impact on his principles and lifestyle, leading him to live harmoniously with nature.</p></div></div>

Johnny Appleseed Day FAQs

When is Johnny Appleseed Day?

Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on September 26 every year. In 2024 Johnny Appleseed Day will occur on a Thursday.

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