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Eat a Cranberry Day

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When is Eat a Cranberry Day? This holiday is always observed on November 23

Eat a Cranberry Day is today, a November 23 holiday. Native to North America, cranberries are good for you. They are nutritious and healthy. And, there are a whole lot of recipes that use cranberries, from cranberry sauce to muffins, cakes, pies, and more. With countless recipes, it’s not a question of whether you will consume cranberries today, it’s a question of how many.

Native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs. They are primarily grown in New England and four other states. When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they found Native Americans harvesting them, and eating them.  Native Americans also used them as dyes for clothing, and medicinal purposes.

Cranberry Trivia

  • Cranberries help to fight and prevent urinary tract infections.
  • The cranberry harvest season runs from October to December. The timing is perfect for holiday baking.
  • Small air pockets in the berries allow them to float.
  • Cranberries are grown in 5 states. They are Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington.
  • They are used in fabric dyes.

How to Celebrate Eat a Cranberry Day

  • Look for beauty in everything today.
  • Share beautiful, thoughts, pictures, stories, etc.
  • Dress up to look your best.
  • Take pictures of beautiful things you see.
  • Enjoy another day in paradise.

Today's Quote

“Never a lip is curved with pain that can’t be kissed into smiles again.” – – Bret Harte

History and Origin of Eat a Cranberry Day

We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began, or who originated it.

The date for this holiday logically falls right in the middle of the cranberry harvesting season.

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