National Apple Turnover Day
About National Apple Turnover Day
When is National Apple Turnover Day? This holiday is always celebrated on July 5
Today’s the day after the Fourth of July. Chances are yesterday you ate your fill of hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, and potato salad. National Apple Turnover Day has arrived just in time to put a little sweetness into your diet. On this July 5 holiday, we enjoy apple turnovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Served as a dessert or as a snack, apple turnovers are the most popular of turnovers and are enjoyed by millions of people. Research suggests this puffy fruit-filled pastry was first served in the 19th century. But ancient cultures called them portable pies. Easily portable, they fit in your hand. Today, they are also sometimes called “hand-held pies”.
Apple turnovers are commonly baked. They can also be fried. In addition to fruit, turnovers can also be filled with meats, potatoes, and just about any food you can imagine.
Did You Know? Apple and Cherry turnovers are the most popular, followed by Blueberry.
How to Celebrate and Participate in National Apple Turnover Day
This is a food holiday, so it is really easy to participate. Here are some ways to celebrate National Apple Turnover Day:
- Go to a bakery or grocery store and buy some apple turnovers.
- Make them fresh.
- Eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Oh, and don’t forget snack time, too.
- Bring some to a neighbor or friend.
Apple farmers live fruitful lives.
History and Origin of National Apple Turnover Day
Our research has not revealed who declared this a special holiday, or when it was first celebrated.
We are mildly surprised to find this special day celebrated in July, as apples will not begin to ripen until Fall months.
Neither the U.S. Congress nor the President of the United States has proclaimed today National Apple Turnover Day. Although, we do recognize that eating them is as patriotic as baseball, hot dogs and apple turnovers!
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