Saturday, August 3, 2019

Watermelon Day Review

Image of sliced watermelon
Source: Pixabay
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

Image of watermelon pizza
Watermelon Pizza. Source: Google Search

Watermelon can be a tasty food as seen in recipes found doing a Google Search. 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 Fabric Beverage Coasters

Handmade Watermelon beverage coasters

These cute beverage coasters are 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.

Beverage Coasters are an easy way to decorate your table for any holiday or home decor, plus being a practical item to protect your furniture. They are made with 100% cotton fabric and there is a layer of cotton batting for extra protection for your furniture. They are approximately 5" x 5" square.

These watermelon coasters and many other themes are available in Kathie's Etsy Shop she calls CutePurseNalities.

Watermelon Kitchen Decor

Watermelon potholder in crochet
Watermelon Potholder Crochet Pattern

This is a pattern to crochet a potholder that looks like a watermelon for your kitchen. 

This cheery, double-sided watermelon potholder is perfect for summer! The front is as shown in the photo and the backside is a solid green. This pattern is perfect for seasonal summer-time use and will impress family and friends at the next BBQ.

The pattern can be found in the Etsy Shop of The Driftless Designer, who is Reina of Minneapolis. 


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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  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!

    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.

  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!

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

  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.

    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. :)

  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.

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

  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.

    1. Not one of my favorites either, Barbara. But the rest of the family likes it.

  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.

    1. Watermelon does seem to be a popular taste treat in the summertime.

  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!

    1. Thanks, Dawn Rae. Watermelon does seem to be a really popular summertime treat!


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