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National Pickle Week

Updated on January 12, 2011

National Pickle Week

Pickle Packers International created Pickle Week in 1948. Pickle Week marks the discovery of the pickle in India over four thousand years ago. Although it is called Pickle Week, it is actually celebrated for 10 days, not 7. National Pickle Week is held May 15-25.

International Pickle Week

National Pickle Week is held May 15-25

Pickle Packers International created Pickle Week in 1948. Pickle Week marks the discovery of the pickle in India over four thousand years ago. Although it is called Pickle Week, it's actually celebrated for 10 days, not 7.

10 Ways to Celebrate National Pickle Week

1. Make a pickle sandwich.

2. Have a pickle theme party to celebrate pickle week. Ask your guest to dress in all green, serve food make with pickles, play a pickle toss game, and have a pickle juice drinking contest.

3. Dress in all green clothing during pickle week.

4. Make a new recipe with pickles as the main ingredients.

5. Plant cucumber seeds in your garden.

6. Send pickle e-cards to your family in friends in honor Pickle Week.

7. Blog about pickles during National Pickle Week.

8. Make Zucchini Pickles.

9. Watch pickle cooking videos on YouTube.

10. Bring a platter of pickles to work to celebrate with others.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

wheres the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Easy Pickle Sandwich

1. Spread mayonnaise on 2 slices of bread.

2. Cut 2 pickles lengthwise and place on top of bread.

3. Add salt and pepper.

4. Top with your favorite cheese and enjoy!.

How to Make Pickle Dip

Pickle Duel

How do you like your pickle?

Pickle Soap

Ah, the sweet smell of....pickles? This bar of Pickle Soap makes a great, wacky gift! A long soak in the tub with this Pickle Soap will have you feeling as fresh as a dill pickle! Each green bar has the words 'Pickle Soap' debossed on top and comes in a fancy tall tin.




1 quart green tomatoes, chopped

1 quart onions, chopped

1 lg cauliflower, chopped

1 small cabbage, chopped

1 cup salt

1 tablespoon mustard

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 cup flour

2 qt Vinegar

3 c Sugar


1. Combine vegetables and salt.

2. Cover with hot water.

3. Let stand 30 minutes.

4. Drain.

5. Combine turmeric, mustard, flour, and sugar.

6. Add vinegar.

7. Cook until thick and smooth.

8. Add vegetables.

9. Boil slowly, stirring constantly, 15-20 minutes.

Pickle Recipes

How to Make Zucchini Pickles


2 cups cider vinegar

1-1/2 cups sugar

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp cloves

2 tsp mustard seed

2 tsp celery seed

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp salt

1 onion, halved and sliced thin

1 lb zucchini, sliced thin (3/16 - 1/4 inch thick)


Place the vinegar, sugar, turmeric, cloves, mustard seed, celery seed, ginger, and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes. Bring back to a boil, add sliced onion, and cook for 1 minute. Add the zucchini slices, bring to a full boil, and cook for just 2 minutes, stirring to push the slices under the liquid. Remove from the heat and let cool. Place small containers, cover and store in the refrigerator. Serve ice cold.

My Pickle Car

My car is constructed of pickles.

It's wonderfully crunchy and sweet.

If ever I'm hungry while driving

I pull off a pickle to eat.

The engine is made out of gherkins.

The dashboard's an extra-large dill.

The windows and wipers are kosher

as well as the bumpers and grille.

The hood's made of hamburger slices.

The gas tank is brimming with brine.

The doors are delectably salty.

The stickshift is simply divine.

There's one little problem I'm having.

I'm sure you would know what I mean

if ever you saw this contraption;

my marvelous pickle machine.

I guess I've included my auto

in just a few too many meals

and now it won't budge when I start it;

it seems I have eaten the wheels.

--Kenn Nesbitt

*This poem appears in the "My Hippo Has the Hiccups" book below.

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    • tiff0315 profile image


      8 years ago

      My mom makes the best pickles! She makes them with habenero peppers. That's one hot pickle!

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Our family loves pickles but I've never heard of National Pickle Week. What a fun celebration and fun t-shirts. I'm tickled I learned something new! Lensrolling to green veggies! :)


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