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National Cherry Day

Indulge your sweet tooth with National Cherry Day! Get creative with delicious recipes, or enjoy cherries in their natural form for a yummy treat.
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July 16
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It's time to celebrate National Cherry Day on July 16th! Cherries are a delicious and nutritious fruit that has been enjoyed by people all around the world for centuries. Not only are cherries tasty, but they also have many health benefits such as helping to reduce inflammation and improving heart health. Whether you like them fresh, frozen, or dried, there's something special about cherries that make them so irresistible. So get ready to indulge in some juicy cherry goodness and make this National Cherry Day one to remember!

History of National Cherry Day

National Cherry Day Dates

National Cherry Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1847</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cherry Pies in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>The tradition of making cherry pies began in America, which quickly became a staple dessert for many households.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1925</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cherry Farming Advances</div><div class='timeline-text'>Innovations in cultivation techniques boosted cherry farming, allowing cherries to be grown in various climates across the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Surge in Cherry Products</div><div class='timeline-text'>The market saw a surge in cherry-based products, from jams to beverages, as the popularity of this fruit skyrocketed.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cherry Health Benefits Discovered</div><div class='timeline-text'>Research began to highlight the health benefits of cherries, linking them to reduce inflammation and improve heart health.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cherries Gain Superfruit Status</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cherries gained Superfruit status, recognised for their high nutritional value and antioxidant properties.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inaugural National Cherry Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural National Cherry Day was celebrated in the UK, aiming to raise awareness of the fruit's benefits and support local produce.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Cherry 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 a cherry pie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says "celebration" like a home-made cherry pie. Whether you make your own crust or buy one pre-made, you will be sure to wow your family and friends with this classic dessert.</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'>Make cherry cocktails</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Who says you can't have a little fun while celebrating? Make a few cherry cocktails and share them with your friends. You can find a few recipes online that are sure to wow.</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'>Go cherry picking</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out to the nearest orchard and pick your own cherries. You can use them for baking, cocktails, or just to snack on. It's a great way to get out of the house and celebrate.</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'>Create cherry arts and crafts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some craft supplies and create something unique with cherries. Whether it's painting, drawing, sculpting, or even making jewelry, you can find plenty of creative ways to celebrate with cherries.</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 a cherry potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over and ask them to bring their best cherry dish. From cobblers to muffins, there are so many delicious options that everyone will enjoy!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Cherry 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'>Cherries are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cherries are sweet, juicy and packed with flavor. Whether you prefer them fresh, frozen or canned, there's no denying that cherries make for a delicious snack or ingredient in baking recipes. Plus, studies show that adding cherries to your diet may have health benefits too!</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'>Cherries are easy to incorporate into your diet</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Unlike some other fruits, cherries are super easy to incorporate into your daily diet. Use them as part of breakfast cereals, add them to trail mix, or bake them into muffins or pies - the possibilities are endless!</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'>Cherries are nutritious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only do cherries taste great, but they're also incredibly good for you. They're a rich source of antioxidants, fiber, potassium and vitamins A & C - making them a nutritious addition to any meal or snack!</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts for National Cherry Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are more than a thousand varieties of cherries</h3><p class='facts-text'>Cherries come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and flavors. Among these, the most famous are probably the sweet Bing cherries and tart Montmorency cherries.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cherry trees can live for a very long time</h3><p class='facts-text'>Some cherry trees are known to live for over a hundred years and their flowers provide a stunning display every spring season.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Japan gave cherry trees as a gift to the United States</h3><p class='facts-text'>In 1912, Japan gifted more than 3000 cherry trees to the United States as a symbol of friendship between the two nations. These trees still bloom every year around the tidal basin in Washington, D.C.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Michigan leads U.S. states in cherry production</h3><p class='facts-text'>Producing over 200 million pounds of cherries annually, Michigan is the largest producer of tart cherries in the U.S. Nearly 75% of tart cherries and 20% of sweet cherries grown in the U.S are from Michigan.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cherries were once used as a symbol of good luck</h3><p class='facts-text'>In ancient times, cherries were used as symbols of good luck and fertility. They were often featured in early artwork and some cultures even believed that cherries held magical properties.</p></div></div>

National Cherry Day FAQs

When is National Cherry Day?

National Cherry Day is celebrated on July 16th every year. In 2024 National Cherry Day will occur on a Tuesday.

National Cherry Day Dates



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