National Dandelion Day
Date When Celebrated : Always April 5
Any plant as versatile and durable as the dandelion, certainly deserves a special day set aside to honor it. We all know of dandelions as weeds in our lawns. To kids, the dandelion is a flower to gather and bring home to mom. But, dandelions are oh so much more than just a weed. Even many gardeners think of it as a weed. But, more knowledgeable gardeners know better. Dandelion leaves are edible, and are savored in soups and salads. It is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and D. Dandelions are used in making wine and for tea, too. Native Americans used it for medicinal purposes.
You can celebrate National Dandelion Day in many ways. Eat your lawn.....use this special day to introduce yourself to the joys of eating dandelions. However, it is taboo to pull dandelions or treat them like a weed today.
Origin of "National Dandelion Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. As we continue to search for him or her, we hope you give this flower, vegetable and weed all of the honor and respect that is due.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
How to Grow Dandelions- as a salad green
What happened on this Day? This Day in History
Flower of the Day: Cardinal Climber
Recipe of the Day: Dandelion and Lettuce Salad
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