Flora

Poinsettia Day

Celebrated every year on December 12 Poinsettia Day is in Mexico known as Dia de la Virgen which is celebrated with a lot of decorations with poinsettia. The poinsettia is native to Mexico where it was called Cuetlaxochitl by the Aztecs.  Which translates as “brilliant flower”. The Mayans called it “k’alul wits” which means “ember …

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Cashew Day

Cashew Day

Celebrated every year on November 23. Cashew nuts are seeds that we call , just like tomato is a that we call . The word “cashew” is a distorted derivation from the word for the cashew tree “cajú”, which in turn is derived from the word “acajú” which literally means “nut that produces itself”. The …

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Apple Day

Apple Day was created by Common Ground on 21 October 1990 at an event in Covent Garden, London, and became an annual holiday from then on. Apple Day celebrates because autumn is . Look around, because if there is an apple tree nearby, there is a good chance that is has ripe apples!  

Eat A Cranberry Day

Celebrated every year on November 23. The name of cranberries is derived from the German, “kraanbere”  (craneberry in English). Cranberries were first grown in North America. But now they are also cultivated in British wetlands. “There are four unbroken rules when it comes to Thanksgiving: there must be turkey and dressing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, and …

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Forget-Me-Not Day

Forget-Me-Not Day was created in 1922 as a fundraiser campaign for disabled veterans. Judge Robert S. Marx was one of the veterans who returned home with injuries. He had experienced first hand and from his comrades the troubles that veterans often have after war, especially when injuries left them disabled. In 1920 Marx founded the …

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