National Garlic Day
Garlic is a common seasoning used worldwide. It has been used both as a food flavoring and as a traditional medicine. Garlic is considered both a vegetable and a herb. The origin of National Garlic Day is unknown.
When is National Garlic Day?
It is on April 19th every year.
Type of Holiday
Unofficial. Food Holiday.
How can you celebrate National Garlic Day?
- Wear a garlic necklace to ward off those evil spirits
- Add garlic to all of your food – I personally know people who have added garlic to tuna fish (yuk).
- Invite friends and family over and roast fresh garlic
Fun Facts/Trivia about Garlic:
- Garlic is said to be good for your health. It is believed to ward off heart disease, cancer, colds, and flu. The consumption of garlic lowers blood cholesterol levels and reduces the buildup of plaque in the arteries. It is also used to treat acne, warts, and toothaches and vaginitis
- Garlic is said to fight off evil spirits, and keep vampires away
- 90% of garlic grown in the United States comes from California
- There are over 300 varieties of garlic grown throughout the world
- The smell of garlic can be removed from your fingers by running your hands under cold water while rubbing a stainless steel object or you can use juice squeezed from a lemon to get rid of the smell
- To help wounds heal faster, put garlic on them
- Garlic contains 4 calories per clove
Celebrities who Celebrate their Birthday on April 19th:
- James Franco – Actor
- Kate Hudson – Actress
- Maria Sharapova – Tennis Player
- Hayden Christensen – Actor
- Ashley Judd – Actress
- Jayne Mansfield – Actress
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