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National Pickle Day

Get ready to celebrate National Pickle Day with all your favorite pickled snacks - from cucumbers to peppers and more!
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November 14
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Get ready to celebrate National Pickle Day on November 14th! This fun holiday has been around since the late 1990s and is dedicated to all things pickles. While it's not certain when exactly people started eating pickles, historians believe that cucumbers have been preserved in brine for thousands of years. From sweet gherkins to salty dill spears, there are so many ways you can enjoy a delicious pickle!

History of National Pickle Day

National Pickle Day Dates

National Pickle Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2030 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Pickling</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ancient civilizations in the Tigris Valley started using the pickling method for cucumbers brought from India.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>50 AD</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Roman Pickle Love</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Romans imported pickles from the Tigris Valley and began cultivating them.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1492</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pickles on Columbus's Voyage</div><div class='timeline-text'>Christopher Columbus stocked pickles on his ships to feed sailors as a method of preserving food.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1850s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Commercial Pickle Production</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United States started commercial production of pickles in the mid-1800s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1949</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pickle Packers International</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pickle Packers International, a professional association for the pickle industry, was founded.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Pickle Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Pickle Day was celebrated in the United States in the late 1990s.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pickle 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'>Pickle a vegetable</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you've ever had a craving for pickled cucumbers, onions, or peppers, you can make your own at home. All you need is vinegar, salt, and the vegetable of your choice. Place them in a jar and wait a few days to enjoy the flavor.</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'>Have a pickle tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a pickle tasting party. Have everyone bring their favorite pickles and try them all out. Serve up some crackers and cheese to go with the pickles.</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'>Visit a pickle festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search for pickle festivals in your area or even plan a road trip to attend one far away. Enjoy live music, food trucks, farmers markets and more while learning about the history of pickles.</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 some pickle juice popsicles</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix up some cold pickle juice with sweet syrup and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze them overnight and enjoy an icy cold treat that will have everyone asking for more.</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'>Eat a pickle sandwich</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread some cream cheese on two slices of bread, top with lettuce and tomatoes, then add some sliced dill pickles and enjoy this classic sandwich that's perfect for any occasion.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pickle 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'>Pickles are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From sweet to dill, there's no denying the deliciousness of pickles. Whether you eat them plain or use them in recipes, they always add an amazing flavor that can't be beat! Plus, they're full of vitamins and minerals, so they make a healthy snack or side dish any time of day.</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'>Pickles are fun to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you love getting your hands dirty in the kitchen, why not try making your own pickles at home? All you need is salt, vinegar and cucumbers and you're ready to go! You can also customize your pickles with whatever herbs or spices you have on hand for a unique flavor every time.</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'>Pickles are versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pickles can be added to just about anything for an extra boost of flavor! Add them to sandwiches, salads, burgers...even milkshakes and desserts! So next time you want to mix things up in the kitchen, don't forget to reach for that big jar of pickles - it's sure to be a hit!</p></div></div>

5 Jackpot Facts for National Pickle 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'>Cleopatra Attributed her Beauty to Pickles</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, believed that her diet rich in pickles contributed to her health and remarkable beauty.</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'>Pickling Process Preserves and Enhances Nutritional Value </h3><p class='facts-content'>The fermentation process in making pickles not only preserves the vegetables but also enhances their vitamin and enzyme content, making pickles a nutritionally fortifying food.</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'>Pickle Brine was Used as an Energy Drink</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the past, many athletes drank pickle brine as a way to quickly replenish their electrolyte levels and prevent muscle cramps after intense physical activity.</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'>Bill Clinton is a Known Pickle Lover</h3><p class='facts-content'>Former President Bill Clinton is known for his love of pickles, often opting for one as his snack of choice.</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'>Many Varieties of Pickles are Found Globally</h3><p class='facts-content'>While people in western countries mostly pickle cucumbers, cultures across the world pickle various other fruits, vegetables, and even meats – demonstrating the versatility of the pickling process. Some examples include Indian pickles which use mangoes and limes, Japanese umeboshi made from ume fruits, and Middle Eastern pickled turnips.</p></div></div>

National Pickle Day FAQs

When is National Pickle Day?

National Pickle Day is celebrated on November 14 every year. In 2024 National Pickle Day will occur on a Thursday.

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