National Garlic Day
About National Garlic Day
When is National Garlic Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 19
National Garlic Day, an April 19 holiday, promotes the many uses of Garlic. And, there certainly are many uses. It’s a vegetable. It’s an herb. It is used in recipes around the world. Native to Asia, garlic has been used medicinally for thousands of years. And, Garlic is believed to ward off evil spirits. What’s Halloween without a strand of garlic around your neck, to keep the vampires away?
About the only negative thing you can say about garlic is that it can negatively affect an otherwise romantic evening. And, that’s not a problem, if the both of you eat garlic. To counter the effects of garlic breath, make sure to have plenty of breath mints handy.
- Phytochemicals in garlic are believed to provide protection against heart disease and cancer. Specifically, stomach and colorectal cancers.
- Helps to fight off colds and flu.
- Lowers blood cholesterol levels.
- Reduces the buildup of plaque in arteries.
- Used as a treatment for acne and warts.
- Used to treat toothaches
How to Celebrate in National Garlic Day
Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate this holiday:
- Eat plenty of garlic today.
- Make a new recipe that uses it, that you’ve never had before.
- Have the breath mints handy.
- Gardeners, plant it in your vegetable garden.
- Learn more about the medicinal benefits.
“I can not teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” – – Socrates
History and Origin of National Garlic Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day.
This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.
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