The 25th of April is Zucchini Bread Day.
At first blush, you might be tempted to ask who’s the bright spark who picked April for Zucchini Bread Day?
Maybe it was someone in Australia. Zucchini is harvested from November to May in Australia (depending on the part of Australia), with April being bumper crop time for zucchini down under.
In the northern hemisphere, the reason for having Zucchini Bread Day now could be to make it at a time when you can appreciate it. That’s the point of many of these food holidays, to make a novelty out of something that you take for granted at other times of the year by having it out of season. (Mind you, they also stem from the halcyon days time before “carbon footprint” was a thing.)
For instance, in the northern hemisphere, in August when the zucchini glut has hit every street, you may wish instead to think of sports you can play with zucchini bread, such as get your street to play pass the zucchini bread, zucchini bread dodge, etc.
The earliest print mention CooksInfo has been able to find of an April ‘Zucchini Bread Day’ occurred in March 2003 in Florida:
“Zucchini Bread Day on April 25”  Soler, Eileen. April’s zany holidays offer chances to make someone smile. Miami, Florida: The Miami Herald. Thursday, 27 March 2003. Page 1, col. 1.
|↑1||Soler, Eileen. April’s zany holidays offer chances to make someone smile. Miami, Florida: The Miami Herald. Thursday, 27 March 2003. Page 1, col. 1.|