National Pumpkin Day 2021: When & How to Celebrate?

National Pumpkin Day 2021 – October 26! National Pumpkin Day is a non-official holiday that occurs every year on October 26th. The goal of this festival is to honor and appreciate the squash grower, which has become quite an important element of American culture. Pumpkins represent far more than just a festive decoration. The pumpkin isn’t only tasty, but it is also one of the well-known emblems of Halloween in the United States, as well as a key component of many October festivities, events, and competitions. “Pumpkin Chunking” is a big attractive event that celebrates the humble pumpkin.

Teams compete in this event by creating a variety of mechanical equipment aimed at throwing pumpkins as far as practicable. Air cannons, trebuchets, catapults are among the equipment built for Pumpkin Chunking Contests. It should stand to reason that this orange squash gets its own festival, given its growing appeal year in year out. Pumpkins are full of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C, as well as being one of the most well-known suppliers of beta-carotene. On the coming National Pumpkin Day, why don’t you try some on?

When is National Pumpkin Day 2021 USA?

October 26 is the official celebration date of Happy National Pumpkin Day 2021 in the United States.

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History Of National Pumpkin Day

Cucumbers, honeydew melons, zucchini are all members of the gourd family, which also contains pumpkins. The majority of people are unaware that they are fruits rather than veggies. These plants originated in Central America and Mexico, but they currently flourish on six continents. They have a 5,000-year lifespan in North America.

The Western Hemisphere is the place that is considered as home to pumpkins. During the 1500s, Frenchman Jacques Cartier claimed to see “gross melons” when exploring the St. Lawrence area of North America. The word “pompions” was used to convey the name, which has subsequently been developed into the contemporary word “pumpkin.”

Pumpkins are used for both food and fun, particularly around Halloween and Thanksgiving. In both the United States and Canada, pumpkin pie has become a Thanksgiving staple. During Halloween, we often carve jack-o’-lanterns, albeit the pumpkins we consume and the pumpkins we chop are usually from two distinct varieties of winter squash. It’s worth noting that a gourd is commonly regarded as an unappetizing squash.  Remember that gourds have amusing faces. Squash eventually makes its way to the dinner table.

The Halloween link may be traced all the way back to the 1800s. The phrase “jack-o’-lantern” was coined in 1837, whereas the concept of a carved pumpkin was originally proposed in 1866.

Pumpkins are often planted in early July by farmers. Fruit needs soil that can store a lot of water. Crops suffer when there is a shortage of water or if the weather is exceptionally cold. Pumpkins, on the other hand, are quite hardy and can replant broken vines if needed.  Pumpkin seeds are a favorite food of many people as well.

How To Celebrate National Pumpkin Day 2021?

  1. Experiment with a new dish by yourself.

Today, consider a new technique to prepare pumpkin! Have you tried roasted chili pumpkin soup before? How about a pumpkin milkshake? Pickled Pumpkin with cinnamon is a good idea. Make some of your own and enjoy them with people close to you.

  1. Make a pie, a loaf of bread, or a scone.

Okay, so most pumpkin pies are prepared around the holidays, don’t let that stop you from enjoying a great slice of pumpkin pie whenever you choose. If you believe that pumpkin pie is reserved for Thanksgiving or Christmas, try another pumpkin-baked delicacy! What about pumpkin bread, muffins, and scones?

  1. Join in Pumpkin Chunking Competition

You can also join in on a pumpkin chunking competition and have some fun on this day with acquaintances, friends or complete strangers.

  1. Do Some Pumpkin Carving

Enjoy some typical Halloween pumpkin fun this October. Turning your favorite anime figure, phrase, or picture into a pumpkin is a lot of fun. Print your design and utilize a toothpick to pierce little dots into your pumpkin to imprint it. Then start carving!

  1. Share on Social Media

You can also start sharing your way of celebrating of the day on various social media account of yours with the hashtag #CelebratingNationalPumpkinDay

Why We Love National Pumpkin Day

Pumpkins have lots of health benefits for the health such as being good for your blood pressure and containing lots of fiber, potassium and vitamin C. The fruit contained in antioxidants and vitamins also prevents damage to the eyes. Pumpkins are real fun to curve and we all have done some pumpkin carving at one point or not, haven’t we? Pumkin are also delicious to eat and can be eaten with diverse flavors.

What Are the Upcoming Celebratory Days of National Pumpkin Day?

Year Date Day
2021 October 26 Tuesday
2022 October 26 Wednesday
2023 October 26 Thursday
2024 October 26 Saturday
2025 October 26 Sunday

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