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Almond Day


Almond Day

Almond Day. Petra / Pixabay.com / 2016 / CC0 1.0

16 February

The 16th of February is Almond Day..

Our best guess so far as to why it falls on February 16th is that this is approximately the time when almond trees start to blossom in California.

California produces 80% of the almonds sold in the world today. The almond harvest season there gets underway in August.



History Notes

In the French revolutionary calendar, Almond Day actually was a nationally recognized day. It fell, though, on "Octidi 18 Thermidor" (5th August) each year, marking perhaps the time when the Almond Harvest might be getting underway in France.


Almond blossoms

Almond blossoms. Sofi / Pixabay.com / 2015 / CC0 1.0

See also:

Food and other items related to: Almond Day

Aboukir Almonds; Almond Butter; Almond Extract; Almond Flour; Almond Milk; Almond Oil; Almond Paste; Almonds; Amaretto; Blanched Almonds; Ground Almonds; Marzipan Potatoes; Marzipan; Sliced Almonds; Slivered Almonds

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Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Almond Day." CooksInfo.com. Published 12 March 2004; revised 17 February 2010. Web. Accessed 12/16/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/almond-day>.

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