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Apple Holidays: Which Apple Day Will You Celebrate?

Updated on August 4, 2014

Apple Holidays You Can Shout About!

Did you know that there are almost a dozen day-long apple holidays scattered throughout the year? There is also a National Apple Week and to top it off, National Apple Month actually spans September, October and November! If you're an apple lover . . . how cool is that?

It is said that apples are one of the most varied food on the planet . . . with more apple varieties on record than for any other fruit. As a matter of fact, there are literally hundreds of varieties grown in the United States alone.

How should you celebrate an apple holiday? Here are a few ideas you can use . . .

January 1: Apple Gifting Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: gruntzooki, on Flickr

May 13: National Apple Pie Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: Kanko*, on Flickr

June 6: National Applesauce Cake Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: ozmafan, on Flickr

July 5: National Apple Turnover Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: e.t, on Flickr

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In Honor of National Apple Turnover Day . . . visit this link for great apple turnover recipes . . .

National Apple Week

is celebrated

the Second Week

of August

September 17: National Apple Dumpling Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: apium, on Flickr

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In Honor of National Apple Dumpling Day . . . visit these links for great apple dumpling recipes . . .

September 30: National Hot Mulled Cider Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: Pete Barr-Watson, on Flickr

October 5: National Apple Betty Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: foodistablog, on Flickr

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In Honor of National Apple Betty Day . . . visit this link for a list of great apple betty recipes . . .

October 21: Caramel Apple Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: ktylerconk, on Flickr

October 31: National Candy Apple Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: mahfrot, on Flickr

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In Honor of National Candy Apple Day . . . visit these sites for great candy apple tips and recipes . . .

December 1: Eat A Red Apple Day

Photo used under Creative Commons from: bee-side(s), on Flickr

Which is YOUR Favorite Red Apple For Snacking?

Fresh apples taste great and provide essential vitamins, minerals and fiber, so in honor of Eat A Red Apple Day, the celebration is simple . . . Eat A Red Apple!

According to the U.S. Apple Association, here are the top red-dish colored apples graded "Excellent" for snacking." VOTE for your favorite . . .

Which is YOUR Favorite?

See results

December 3: National Apple Pie Day ... Again!

Photo used under Creative Commons from: justpeace, on Flickr

National Apple Month

is celebrated in




Apples: A Rich Tradition - Celebrate An Apple Day With This Guide . . .

Pennsylvania Apples
Pennsylvania Apples

Apple cider, applesauce, apple butter, apple pie, apple fritters, apple pandowdy, these are just a few of the "wonderful good" Pennsylvania Dutch apple foods that have been passed down by generations. Apples have always been an important part of Pennsylvania's agricultural and food heritage and this book traces the history and lore of the fruit in the Keystone State.


Did you learn anything new about apple holidays? - Let Me Know You Stopped By . . .

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm a big fan of this holiday, love to eat all kinds of apples, especially fuji, its just so crisp but juicy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I super like anything about apple holidays! Fantastic lens. :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Apple are my favorite fruit - looks absolutely tasty!

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Holy COW did you hear my stomach growling! This is a delicious lens!

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      I think National Apple Betty Day will be my favorite.

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      The photos are delicious, blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      missbat 6 years ago

      I never knew there were apples holidays until reading your lens. I think I'm going to have to stick with 10/21, caramel apple day as my favorite!

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      I just discovered organic cameo apples at our local farmers market. YUM!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Yummy article. I noticed in your cooking pot that you also cook your apples with the peel on. I try to keep as much nutrition as possible in my baked goods so I also cook my apples peel and all :)

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      I was surprise to learn that beside my birthday it was also National Apple Pie Day. Great article nice pictures. Lenrolling to my apple cider lens.

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      jgall34 lm 6 years ago

      I love apple dumpling day I think they should make it twice a year. great lens

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      Pmona LM 6 years ago

      Mmmmmm......National Apple Dumpling Day! Now how did I manage to miss that day, for all these years?

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oh, my. I want to celebrate Apple Dumpling day today - my mouth is watering! Love this lens! Lensrolling to my applesauce recipes lens - and leaving a SquidAngel blessing behind!

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      GramaBarb 6 years ago from Vancouver

      Wow! this lens is impressive! Never knew there were so many apple days.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      What a great idea for a lens! I love apples too! Lensrolled to my easy apple recipes!

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      What a yummy article. You did a wonderful job finding the best images!

      Thanks for noticing my National Caramel Apple Day lens! I need all the help I can get!

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      Alisha Vargas 7 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      What a delicious looking lens! I never knew there were so many apple holidays! Makes me want to start celebrating early!

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      Seeking Pearls 7 years ago from Pueblo West

      What a beautiful lens. The photos are delectable. Congratulations!

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      Dee Gallemore 8 years ago

      [in reply to rms and everyone else, too]

      Thanks so much for your kind words and what an honor to be featured in the Giant Squid Community Showcase!

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      I had no idea there were so many ways to celebrate apples! Nice work and congrats for being featured at the Giant Squid community showcase today!

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Scrumptious photographs!! We have a tree at my MILs that had oodles of apples this year. We've red candied thrice, and carameled twice. :D Hubby even made some apple jelly! Love this lens!

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      Joan Hall 8 years ago from Los Angeles

      My son got very excited to see that there is a National Apple Dumpling Day! We were planning to make apple dumplings for Christmas this year, so now we have the perfect day to practice!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      Apples are wonderful! I used to eat one every morning for breakfast and who doesn't love an apple pie or apple cobbler. Ok, I'm getting hungry now:)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I had no idea there were so many days honoring the apple. Great lens!