It’s Apple Day on Thursday 21st October, 2021.
Each year, people in various parts of the world gather for a celebration of the most delicious harvest of the year and come together to share the joy and fun of apples. Events range in size from minor to full-blown fairs in villages all over the country, where enthusiasts come together to share recipes for juice and cider, advice on how to properly grow their apples, and information on all the apple varieties available.
First made an official event in 1990 in Covent Garden, the events for Apple Day have been celebrated every year since, and it has grown from a local event to one celebrated all over in different parts of the globe. It has grown from a simple celebration of the apple to a recognition of cultural and genetic diversity in food that should not be allowed to pass from the world.
Apples can be eaten and enjoyed not only on Apple Day but every day. After all, as the old saying goes: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.
Getting involved in celebrating Apple Day can be simple and fun! Try out some of these ideas to enjoy the day, whether alone or with a large group of people:
A great way to start an Apple Day celebration is by gobbling down one of any number of delicious apple varieties. Yellow, green, pink or red, a fresh and juicy apple can be eaten cut, sliced, or simply by taking a giant bite out of the center. Eat it alone or dip it in something sweet like peanut butter with granola, Nutella, caramel sauce or a yummy cream-cheese dip.
Slice an apple up and put it on a sandwich, dice and cook it for a couple of hours to make applesauce or apple butter, wrap it in a pastry and bake it, or chop it up and put it in some pancakes. No matter how it is eaten, anyone can find a way to appreciate this delicious fruit on Apple Day!
The Guardian Newspaper has a lot of the ten best places to celebrate Apple Day in Great Britain.