National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

National Sneak Some Zucchini into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is probably one of the longest holiday names we have ever heard. If it’s not the longest, then it’s right up there with other long-winded holiday titles. However, the name also perfectly encapsulates the entire purpose of how this day is supposed to be celebrated.

It’s a day for people to take their freshly grown zucchini and share it with their neighbors. It’s a great way to unload some surplus zucchini and perhaps build up a little bit of goodwill with the people who live near you. And since this holiday is observed on August 8th—at the height of the zucchini harvest season—it’s the perfect time to share some zucchini love.

Interesting Facts About Zucchini

While you’re leaving zucchini on your neighbor’s porch, allow us to leave some zucchini facts on your doorstep. We think that most people are going to find the following facts about zucchini very educational. We know that we did.

  • The word “zucchini” is used to describe several of them. The word “zucchina” is used for just one.
  • During the 1920s, Italians were the first to bring zucchini to the U.S.
  • A zucchini contains more potassium than a banana of comparable size.
  • Zucchini is actually a fruit, not a vegetable.
  • The darker a zucchini’s skin, the more nutrients it contains.
  • Small zucchinis tend to taste better than larger ones.
  • They can be used to make zucchini parmesan, vegan Cobb salad, and soups.

Observing National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

This holiday is simple enough to celebrate. All you have to do is leave some zucchini on a neighbor’s porch. That’s it; that’s all there is to it. And after you have graced your neighbors with this delicious and very useful gift, go ahead and tell everyone about it on social media using the extremely long hashtag #SneakZucchiniIntoYourNeighborsPorchDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 8 Thursday
Next year (2025)
August 8 Friday
Last year (2023)
August 8 Tuesday
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