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National Apple Day

Celebrate National Apple Day with delicious apple pies, crumbles, and crisps - the perfect way to enjoy this classic autumnal fruit!
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October 21
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October 21 is National Apple Day, a day to celebrate one of the world's most popular fruits! Apples have been around for centuries, with some evidence suggesting that they were first cultivated as far back as 6500 BC. They're also a symbol of knowledge and health, making this holiday the perfect time to enjoy sweet and juicy apples in all their forms— from apple pies and cider to candied apples and more.

History of National Apple Day

National Apple Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>6500 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Apple Cultivation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Apples were first cultivated in Central Asia, where wild apples still grow today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>50 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Apples in Ancient Rome</div><div class='timeline-text'>Romans cultivated and improved apple varieties and introduced them to England.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Apples in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>English colonists brought apple seeds to America and began cultivation.</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'>American Apple Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>Johnny Appleseed spread apple trees across the American frontier, promoting apple farming.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Apple Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>Common Ground, a UK environmental charity, launched National Apple Day to celebrate and demonstrate the variety and richness of apples.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Worldwide Apple Appreciation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Today, many varieties of apples are grown worldwide and enjoyed in a myriad of ways, from fresh to baked goods to ciders.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Apple 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'>Bake an apple pie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says National Apple Day like a classic homemade apple pie. Pick up your favorite recipe and get baking.</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'>Visit an apple orchard</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to your local apple orchard and pick your own apples. Then bring them home and make all sorts of apple treats such as apple crisps, pies, muffins, and more.</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'>Host an Apple Day party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for an Apple Day party. Have everyone bring their favorite apple dishes, desserts, or drinks to share.</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'>Make caramel apples</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Caramel apples are so easy to make and so delicious! Melt caramel in the microwave and dip apples into it, then add sprinkles or chocolate chips for an extra special treat.</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'>Go apple picking</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out to the farm for some apple picking fun! Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day in the great outdoors exploring the trees and tasting different varieties of apples.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Apple 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'>Apples are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's hard to deny the amazing taste of apples. They're juicy, sweet, and come in a variety of flavors so you can always find one that's perfect for your taste buds! Apples can be eaten as a snack on their own or paired with other fruits and nuts in salads and desserts - either way they'll have your mouth watering!</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'>Apples are healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Apples are packed full of essential vitamins and minerals that help keep your body healthy. Plus, they're high in fiber which helps to boost digestion and keep your digestive system running smoothly. Eating an apple a day is a great way to make sure you're getting all the nutrients you need!</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 can be used in many dishes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't have to simply eat apples - you can use them in recipes too! Whether it's baked into a pie or stewed into compote, apples are incredibly versatile when it comes to cooking. So why not try out something new this National Apple Day? You won't regret it!</p></div></div>

Bite into these 5 National Apple Day Facts

National Apple Day FAQs

When is National Apple Day?

National Apple Day is celebrated on October 21 every year. In 2024 National Apple Day will occur on a Monday.

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