National Cherry Turnovers Day
National Cherry Turnovers Day is a holiday that encourages all of us to add more cherry turnovers to our diets. Cherry turnovers are essentially enclosed cherry pies, but they are easier to make. They are made with flaky puff pastry filled with cherry pie filling, sealed, and then sprinkled with sugar and baked.
Because they are easy to hold in one hand, they are the perfect dessert to take on the road or to enjoy anywhere in the home. This dessert was first developed in France and was based on savory meat pies that people often took with them to work.
Interesting Facts About Cherries
Since cherries are the main ingredient in this dish, and the word “cherry” is in the name, we thought we would take a few moments to list some of the fun, exciting, and interesting facts we have uncovered about cherries. We have listed these facts below for everyone’s entertainment.
- Cherries have been enjoyed by humans since the Stone Age.
- Roman soldiers carried them as part of their rations, and the discarded pits caused cherry trees to grow all across the empire.
- Some ancient Roman roads can be located by following the wild cherry trees.
- Black cherries and chokecherries are native to North America.
- There are over 500 varieties of sweet cherries.
- Over 60% of the U.S.’s sweet cherries are grown in Washington state.
- The story that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree is not true.
Observing National Cherry Turnovers Day
National Cherry Turnovers Day is probably one of the easiest and most delicious holidays to observe on August 28th. All you need to do is make a batch of cherry turnovers and share them with friends, family members, teachers, bosses, and anyone else you think would enjoy them. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalCherryTurnoversDay to spread the word about this sweet holiday.