Saturday, August 3, 2019

Watermelon Day Review

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Watermelon Day is celebrated each year on August 3rd to enjoy that juicy summertime staple, the watermelon. It is an ancient berry feast dating back to Ancient Egypt. Others say it originated in tropical Africa.  Whichever is true, watermelon cultivation is at least 4,000 years old. 

It is so refreshing because it is 92% water. This makes the watermelon a good thirst quencher, something definitely needed in the hot days of August and throughout the summer. 

Some call it a fruit; others think it is a vegetable.  In fact, it is the official vegetable of the state of Oklahoma. 


Fun Watermelon Holiday Treats


Watermelon Pizza. Source: Feeding Big Blog

Watermelon can be a tasty food as seen in a recipe for Watermelon Pizza by Cynthia L. and posted on the Feeding Big Blog. Simply made with watermelon slices, other favorite fruits (like strawberries and blueberries) and yogurt, giving you a tasty dessert or a fun appetizer for a summertime picnic.


Crafty Watermelons


The watermelon is popular with crafters.  Here are a few fun ones.

Watermelon Baby Bib



Watermelon Bib
This cheery watermelon bib is perfect for summer picnics and barbecues. It will catch all that delicious watermelon juice and keep baby clean and dry. The front side features a cotton fabric with watermelon slices. The reverse is a coordinating pattern with watermelon seeds. Velcro makes it reversible.  

Handmade by Linda for her Etsy Shop Grandma Lindas House. 




Watermelon Table Runner


Watermelon Table Runner
This cute table runner is made with 2 different cotton fabrics so it is reversible. One side has watermelon wedges and slices on a black background and the other side has large black ants on a red and white checkered background. Perfect for your summer time decorating.



Table runners are an easy way to decorate your table for any holiday or home decor. 

This watermelon table runner and many other themes are available in Kathie's Etsy Shop she calls CutePurseNalities.


Watermelon Kitchen Decor



Watermelon Kitchen Decor
This is a set of three (3) watermelon theme items for your kitchen. This kitchen combo includes a watermelon slice potholder and two watermelon slice magnets.

Created in crochet (potholder) and plastic canvas (magnets), this is a fun kitchen decor in a summery fruit theme. The set can be found in the Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts


Summary

National Watermelon Day is an unofficial holiday with no known origin. It may have been begun by watermelon farmers, or by the National Watermelons Day. No matter who came up with the idea to celebrate the watermelon on August 3rd, it remains a refreshing summer snack that is naturally healthy.


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11 comments:

  1. I’m so jealous of people who can enjoy the delicious, sweet, refreshing taste of this beloved and healthy traditional summer treat! Unfortunately, I’m extremely allergic to it, so I haven’t had it in decades. Watermelon is also a feast for the eyes!

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    1. Sorry your allergy keeps you from enjoying watermelon, Margaret. If truth be told, I actually dislike watermelon, but am glad the rest of my family likes it.

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  2. I'm all for a national Watermelon Day! Thanks for posting this, it's timely for me as we have a big family get together this weekend. So it will be watermelon today and tomorrow for sure. Lots of little ones to enjoy getting all drippy with watermelon juice! Happy Watermelon Day to you Miss Elf!

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    1. Enjoy your family gathering this weekend, Olivia. Perfect time for watermelon. Thanks for your visit.

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  3. Happy Watermelon Day! I absolutely love watermelon. I admit, when I eat watermelon, I need a bib myself and lots of napkins. When it is watermelon eating time, I believe in the all hands on deck method (I don't use a fork unless I am in public). All of the watermelon crafts are adorable. The table runner and potholder would be perfect for a cookout. You already know I have a soft-spot for potholders. They serve a dual purpose. Potholders make excellent kitchen decor as well as protecting us from burns.

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    1. Thanks, Mouse. Glad you enjoy this refreshing treat. When I decided to feature a story about Watermelon Day, I just had to make that potholder and magnets set to share. You know I think of everything either in crafting form or as it pertains to baseball ~ my two great loves. :)

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  4. We both love watermelon. I really miss having the extra refrigerator in an outbuilding for keeping large things cold. Now that we're down to just the fridge in the house, there's no longer room for a big watermelon so we can only get the small ones. I wonder if they make those watermelon bibs in adult sizes. I'd love to get my husband one for his approaching BD.

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    1. Extra fridges are really handy, Barbara. I miss mine too. Thanks for your visit.

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  5. Pat lol, love the kitchen watermelon accessories, so cute! Watermelon is very popular in our house, the gang can polish one off in no time. Not one of my faves, but my kids and hubster love it. Had no idea August 3rd was watermelon day haha.

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  6. We love watermelon here, too. I usually end up cutting it into bite size pieces so we can grab one as we pass by the bowl that sits on the counter. It is a great thirst quencher and tasty bite on a hot day.

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  7. I LOVE watermelon! (I've had it for lunch at work almost daily for the last 3 weeks or so!) and that watermelon slice hotpad is adorable!

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