The National Nut Day is celebrated every 22nd of October each year. This day gives recognition to nuts – everyone’s favorite snack. It is also used as an ingredient in various dishes, meals, and desserts. If you first hear about the name of the event, you might get confused if it is talking about the food or a crazy person. The celebration, however, does not celebrate the latter. It is all about nuts – the healthy snack enjoyed by a lot of people. Nuts are very nutritious in that they can be the primary source of nutrients and minerals for both humans and animals. Nut lovers should not miss this event, just as they do not miss National Cashew Day.
About the National Nut Day
Nuts in particular are great sources of vitamins B2 and E. They also contain lots of folate fiber, protein, and essential minerals like potassium, selenium, copper, phosphorus, and magnesium. Nuts are also very important to animals. They store these foods in their homes so that they could have food during the winter.
Scientific studies show that people who eat nuts on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases. In 1993, the first link was established between the consumption of nuts and protection from coronary heart disease. Clinical trials have found that the consumption of nuts like walnuts and almonds can result in a lower concentration of LDL cholesterol. Some studies have also found that people who consume nuts live about 2 to 3 years longer than those who don’t.
During National Nut Day, people conduct various activities that let them achieve the objectives or purposes of the celebration. For one, people buy jars of nuts that they indulge themselves on. Other people make various dishes, desserts, and meals that make use of this nutritious legume as an ingredient. People also shout out on social media how they are participating in the celebration of the event.
The Nutcracker Museum claims that nuts have been a regular part of the human diet as fa back as 800,000 years ago. Stones were used to cracking nuts open. There were pecan remains from 6100 BC discovered in a cave in Texas. Early Romans and Greeks ate walnuts while early Europeans ate pistachios. When the English people sailed the Mediterranean seas, they brought walnuts with them. They traded these nuts with other countries. During the 18th century, walnuts arrived in the New World (California to be specific).
The National Nut Day was established by the Liberation Foods Company. Their main goal for founding this day is to benefit all small nut farmers from all over the world. In 2015, National Nut Day appeared on the website of Liberation Foods. They devoted the day to all things related to nuts including recipes and tip for cooking.
As mentioned earlier, National Nut Day is celebrated every 22nd of October each year. This means that the dates of celebration for this event are as follows:
- Thursday, October 22,
- Friday, October 22,
- Saturday, October 22, 2022
- Sunday, October 22, 2023
- Tuesday, October 22, 2024
- Wednesday, October 22, 2025
Celebration Ideas and Activities
The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the National Nut Day as best as it can be:
Binge in Nuts while Binge-watching Series
One great idea for your celebration of this day is to indulge yourself in eating delicious nuts while you binge watch some TV series or movies. You can eat one kind of nut or a combination of many ones including almonds, walnuts, and pistachios. It would be relaxing and fulfilling to do this at the end of the day while you sit or lie down on your couch or bed.
Gift Nutty Treats to Your Coworkers
You can brighten up somebody else’s day during the celebration by gifting them nuts. Buy some bottled family-sized containers or jars of nuts in the grocery store or supermarket. They might even be surprised to know that such a celebration exists.
Celebrate on Social Media
You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #NationalNutDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day. Let them know that such a celebration takes place every year and also how happy you are enjoying your day.
- “I love nuts. I’m for nuts. I am nuts.” ― Penn Jillette
- “The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
- “Please sir, eat the nuts that are here for you. —Malanie Masters” ― Ray Palla, SIMPLE TRIPLE STANDARD
- “Without chocolate, we would have to find something else to do with the fruit & nuts.” ― Anthony T. Hincks
- “You’ve been a thief of nuts. No wonder you turned into one.” ~ Angelica Hopes, If I Could Tell You” ― Angelica Hopes
- “Have nuts and be nuts.” ― Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality
- “There were pecans, there were cashews and then there was just plain nuts.” ― Mary Hughes, Bite My Fire
- “He settles back with a small handful of cashews; dry-roasted, they have a little acid sting to them, the tang of poison that he likes.” ― John Updike, Rabbit at Rest
- “I have to crack a nut in order to enjoy it.” ― Donna Lynn Hope
- “Get your nuts in your palms and head forward, boys.” ― James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn