Saturday, June 20, 2020

Pineapple Day Holiday Review

A pineapple
Source: Pixabay

Pineapple Day (also International Pineapple Day) is celebrated each year on June 27.

Pineapples are a tropical fruit native to the America’s. It is a lush, prickly, green leafed ground fruit that is a delicious addition to just about any meal. Pineapples do not grow on trees, as many people assume. They are actually herbaceous perennials, meaning they are leafy, not woody, plants that grow for more than two years. 

How June 27th became Pineapple Day

A cut open pineapple
Source: Pixabay

The way Pineapple Day holiday started is a funny story. It was begun as a tease by Andrew Lee, cofounder of Firebase, on June 27, 2011 when his partner walked into work and asked Andrew why he had a pineapple on his desk. Read here to learn how the First Pineapple Day Got Started!  

Crafty Pineapples

Pineapples are a sign of Hospitality

The pineapple is a traditional symbol of hospitality. Welcome your guests with this symbol with this kit pattern that can be found on eBay

Pineapple Beaded Cross Stitch Kit

Pineapple beaded craft kit

For a variety of craft kits and patterns with a Pineapple theme, click here

Pineapple Home Décor with Handmade Coasters

Handmade Pineapple Beverage Coasters
Handmade Pineapple Coasters on Etsy
The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality and friendship, particularly throughout the South, so using coasters with this design in a social situation is perfect.

Pineapple coasters measure 4 x 4 inches. Created in acrylic yarn colors of yellow, gold and green for the pineapple design on an eggshell white background. Each coaster is trimmed in light green. The pineapple design is outlined in embroidery black outline stitch with crochet thread.

A pretty set of Pineapple coasters for your tabletops. They also make a lovely hostess gift for a holiday dinner invitation or a housewarming gift or birthday gift. Lovely home decor for any home. 

*Note: These handmade coasters just sold, but can be remade upon request in my Etsy Store Coastal Crochet Crafts. Just click on the 'contact' button. :) 

Pineapple Accessories

Handmade pineapple themed fabric lanyards and key fobs
Pineapple Fabric Lanyards & Key Fob - Etsy

Useful accessories in a pineapple theme handmade by CutePurseNalities on Etsy.  Two styles of quilted fabric lanyards in different colors and a matching key fob, all in pretty pineapple prints.  

  • The fabric key fob that has pineapples on a blue background. It is made with 100% cotton fabric, cotton batting, interfacing and metal hardware. Length is 6" and the strap is 1" wide.

  • One lanyard is made with 100% cotton fabric that has cute pineapples on a blue background with a silver swivel clip. Perfect for holding and Id badge, name tag or keys. Length is 20" and the strap is 1" wide.

  • The other lanyard shown is made with 100% cotton fabric and a silver swivel clip. The fabric has pineapples and hibiscus flowers in lavender, yellow and orange on a purple background. Perfect for holding an Id badge, name tag or keys. Length is 21" and the strap is 1" wide.

Ways to Celebrate Pineapple Day

The very best way to celebrate this day is by eating this delicious fruit in any number of  ways. Freshly cut and eaten in slices, it is a refreshing treat. 

Pineapple upside down cake
Image Source: Pixabay

Or bake it into an American favorite dessert, the Pineapple Upside Down Cake ~ rich and delicious made with slices of pineapple laid on the bottom of a pan along with a sugary mixture, then the cake batter poured on top. When baked and turned out of the pan, the bottom becomes a delicious topping. Check out the recipe here.

You can also enjoy a delicious drink with either plain pineapple juice, or in a rum drink called Piña colada.

Celebrate Pineapple Day on June 27.

Fresh pineapples on display at the grocery store
Fresh Pineapples at my grocery store. (c) Elf

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Pineapple Day Review written by (c) Wednesday Elf on 6/27/2020.  Updated 6/27/2023

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  1. Yum. Pineapple is so delicious, no recipe required! Plus, on a hot day like today, it would be very refreshing! Great that there is a whole day devoted to it.

    1. Definitely delicious and refreshing, Brenda, especially in a drink like Hawaiian Punch. Thanks for visiting.

  2. I do love pineapple! However, I had no idea there was a Pineapple Day. There really should be a month to celebrate pineapple when you consider all of the wonderful meals & desserts that include pineapple. The pineapple upside down cake is one of my own personal favorites. I also like to eat just plain pineapple with nothing else on it. Delicious! I really like all of the pineapple crafts, but I admit, they make me hungry for the fruit.

    1. Pineapple is such a versatile fruit, both plain, in desserts, and as a drink. Thanks for stopping by, Mouse. I am going to have to try your chocolate covered pineapple sometime. :)

  3. Oh yes bring on the pineapples, love the flavor and texture of this fruit. It's sad that it is not grown in Hawaii anymore (other than for local use). It's all done in the Phillippines and Thailand now. But I still buy it and enjoy it all summer long.

    1. I didn't know that Hawaii no longer exports pineapple. Pineapples and Hawaii always seem to go together. :)

  4. Nothing better than a fresh pineapple. Thanks for some interesting facts.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Mary Beth. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Fresh pineapple is one of the foods I've really missed since I adopted a very low carb way of eating. I've always loved seeing it used as a symbol of hospitality. I had no idea, however, that there was an official holiday in its honor! Thanks for the fun tips for celebrating it.

    1. Hard to believe that a fruit like pineapple doesn't fit into a low carb diet, Margaret, but glad you enjoyed learning about ways to celebrate Pineapple Day.

  6. Lol at Pineapple day; so cute. Really love the coasters and pillows you featured as well. Who knew there was a day dedicated to pineapples? not me, until I read your article.

    1. Glad you enjoyed learning about Pineapple Day, Barbara.

  7. Love the pineapple recipes - perfect! We just received a fresh pineapple as part of a gift basket -:)

    1. Enjoy your fresh pineapple, Tracey. :) What a treat.

  8. I really didn't know much about how pineapples are grown. Did not realize it was a two-year process. Wonder why pineapples came to be associated with hospitality. Always interesting to stop by your reviews. As you can see, you gave me much food for thought.

    1. I didn't know how pineapples were grown either, Diana. I think I assumed, like a lot of people, that they grew on trees like coconuts do.

  9. Well, for sure I never knew that there was a pineapple day. Also I didn't know that they take two years to grow. Thanks Pat!

    1. The two years it takes to grow a pineapple matches the length of time it took for me to see and respond to your nice comment, Sam. LOL.


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