National Orange Blossom Day
National Orange Blossom Day, a holiday observed annually on June 27th, might seem like a strange holiday to some, but it’s not that far-fetched when you realize all the things that people use orange blossoms for. They’re used to make facial toners and cleansers, in various recipes, and to make orange blossom water—a water that can be added to everything from carrot juice to margaritas. So go ahead and grab yourself some orange blossoms or orange blossom water and enjoy this sensational holiday. Orange blossoms have more to offer than you might think, so take some time to learn more about them.
Fun Facts About Orange Blossoms
Since we’re celebrating a holiday dedicated to these flowers, we thought it would be appropriate to talk more about them by listing some fun facts we’ve uncovered.
- The Florida State Flower is the Orange Blossom.
- The only U.S. state flower used to make perfume is the orange blossom.
- Orange blossoms have a distinct citrus scent.
- When used for cooking, orange blossoms add a very mild citrus flavor to food and drinks.
- The orange blossom comes from the Citrus sinensis tree—otherwise known as an orange tree.
Observing National Orange Blossom Day
National Orange Blossom Day can be observed by purchasing either some dried orange blossoms or some orange blossom extract water and making something interesting with them. You can make orange blossom cake or mini-cupcakes, a citrus salad with orange flower water and pomegranate seeds, or a popular Moroccan cookie made with almond paste and orange water called Almond Briouats. While you’re enjoying your orange flower delicacies, be sure to take the time to use the hashtag #NationalOrangeBlossomDay on your social media accounts. After all, we’re curious about what you’re going to create.