Many colleges and universities celebrate 'Banana Day' with a variety of events, including games, trivia, a bunch of banana concoctions to eat and drink, and students dressing up as a banana or a gorilla.
West Chester University in Pennsylvania began an annual BANANA DAY in 1996. That year 3,000 bananas were given to people on campus and over 50 hours of service contributed to the community. Since then it has become a morale and school pride booster for everyone.
|Fine Art Print Available on Etsy|
There are almost 1000 varieties of bananas in the world, with the most well known one being the Cavendish banana, which is the one grown for export. Bananas are grown in some 150 countries and produce about 105 million tons of fruit every year. Did you know that bananas are botanically a berry?
|Banana Costume by The Costume Cafe|
If you want to dress up as a banana for National Banana Day, Sara Carter makes adorable costumes in many styles and sizes. Here's her banana costume for kids.
Sara, a midwestern girl now living in Austin, Texas, loves to create unique costumes for kids that fit well and allow them to move freely. She thinks most costumes should be able to come on and off easily and be layered over street clothes. Her specialty is costumes that look good enough to eat...
Sara's food-related costumes from infant size to adult can be found in her Etsy Shop she calls The Costume Cafe.
Banana Play Food
Besides being a delicious fruit to eat, bananas can also be fun as a plush toy.
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Monkeys Love Banana Day
|Cute Crochet Monkey|
When you think of bananas, one's thoughts naturally turn to monkeys who love bananas. My crochet monkey would love to eat a banana if he were real. Instead, he'd enjoy joining a child playing with soft toy bananas at a playtime tea party.
Mark the monkey measures 12 inches tall (8 inches tall in a sitting position) and about 3 inches across. His tail is 6 inches long. He is crocheted with tan and a variegated yarn called Artist Print in shades of brown, green, purple, blue and burgundy. Monkey is available in my Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts.
Other Banana Days
April brings us National Banana Day, but that's not the only day we celebrate the banana fruit.
- February 23 is National Banana Bread Day. With this delicious homemade banana bread recipe from Sylvestermouse, you don't have to wait until February every year to enjoy this tasty banana treat.
- And Mary Beth of MBGPhoto here on Review This shares a different banana bread recipe using sour cream and frozen bananas.
- Olivia Morris tells us all about National Banana Day in her article here on Review This
- March 2 is National Banana Cream Pie Day.
- And.... August 27 is National Banana Lovers Day
So be sure and enjoy bananas in ALL its forms on these special days.... and every day!
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