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Day of the Mushroom

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Date When Celebrated : Always April 16

Let's Celebrate! Today is Mushroom Day, or Day of the Mushroom. This is a special day to enjoy and appreciate the culinary value of 'Shrooms.

Mushrooms first entered the culinary scene in the 19th century, when French chefs first began using them. Since then, the popularity of mushrooms has bloomed around the world.  

Mushrooms is a fungus. It grows in a dark and damp area. There are over 14,000 varieties.  No matter how much you love them, don't go out into the woods to harvest mushrooms yourself. You really have to know your mushrooms, as many varieties are from mildly to highly poisonous.  

One thing we know for certain, recipes abound for mushroom lovers.  Find a mushroom recipe, and have a very happy Day of the Mushroom!

Related Holiday: Stuffed Mushroom Day


Origin of "Mushroom Day":

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Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. While there is little written about this day, it is quite popular, especially on cooking and recipe websites.


Flower of the Day: Hyacinth

Recipe of the Day: Mushroom Sauce

What happened on this Day? This Day in History

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