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Herb Day

Chives Herb Plant

When is Herb Day? This holiday is celebrated on the first Saturday in May

According to the creators of Herb Day, this holiday is an international celebration of herbs and herbal products. That covers a whole lot of plants, applications, and products. The purpose of this day is to encourage us to learn more about them and their uses. Armed with this knowledge, there are a whole lot of things that you can do with them, much more than you ever imagined. So, let the celebration begin!

There are hundreds of varieties, which can be used in a seemingly unlimited number of uses. The first thing we should do on this day is to learn more about the different types that exist. The herb family consists of the following types: aromatic, cosmetic, culinary, ornamental, and medicinal plants.

After learning more about the different kinds of herbs, we should pick a couple and grow them. May is the perfect month for planting and growing. You can grow them in a herb garden or the flower garden. Many varieties are easy to grow in containers on your patio or deck. See more on growing herbs.

Today is a great day to use them as you cook. Try a recipe that uses a herb that you have never cooked with before. They are a great salt substitute, making for healthier meals.

Today is also a good time to select a few herbal products. You’ll have no shortage of items to choose from. You can choose from lavender soaps, cachets, dried flower arrangements, medicinal herbs, and much more.

However you choose to delve into the world of herbs today, we hope you have a very aromatic and tasteful Herb Day!!!

Basil Herb

How to Celebrate and Participate in Herb Day

How can we celebrate and participate in Herb Day?

  • Use as many herbs as you can today.
  • Cook with a new variety you’ve never had before.
  • Grow a new herb that you’ve never grown before.
  • Learn more about their medicinal uses.

Today's Quote

“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.” – – Michael Jackson

History and Origin of Herb Day

Herb Day was created in 2006 by the Herb Day Coalition. This group of five non-profit organizations includes: the American Botanical Council, United Plant Savers, the American Herbal Products Association, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and the American Herbalists Guild.

Around 2015-2016 some internet websites began calling this a “National”. There are no congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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Here are more herb holidays you will enjoy:

Herbalist Day 

More Herbs, Less Salt Day

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