NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY
August 28 annually celebrates a food holiday–it is National Cherry Turnovers Day.
Cherry turnovers are a sweet dessert that are a type of pastry made by placing a cherry filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, sealing it then either baking it or frying it.
FUN CHERRY FACTS:
Related to plums, peaches and nectarines, cherries are drupes or stone fruits.
Cherries were brought to North America in the 1600′s by the English colonists.
There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States.
There are an average of 44 cherries in one pound.
More National Cherry Holidays:
- January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.
- April 23rd is National Cherry Cheesecake Day.
- May 17th is National Cherry Cobbler Day.
- August 28th is National Cherry Turnover Day.
- September 24th is National Cherries Jubilee Day.
Following are a few, “tried and true” cherry turnover recipes for you to try to enjoy!
Happy National Cherry Turnover Day!
NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVERS DAY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Cherry Turnovers Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL BOW TIE DAY
Many people across the nation will be wearing a bow tie on August 28th in honor of the annually celebrated National Bow Tie Day.
The Croation mercenaries during the Prussian wars of the 17th century were the originators of the bow tie. This bow tie consisted of a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. Using the name cravat (which derived from the French for “Croat”), the upper classes in France soon adopted this idea.
The following is an excerpt from The New York Times:
“To its devotees the bow tie suggests iconoclasm of an Old World sort, a fusty adherence to a contrarian point of view. The bow tie hints at intellectualism, real or feigned, and sometimes suggests technical acumen, perhaps because it is so hard to tie. Bow ties are worn by magicians, country doctors, lawyers and professors and by people hoping to look like the above. But perhaps most of all, wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.”
– – Warren St. John, The New York Times
NATIONAL BOW TIE DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Bow Tie Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
AUGUST 28th HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:
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