Apple Day, October 21

Tanja Folnovic

Apple Day is an annual celebration of apples and orchards. It traditionally falls on October 21, the date of the first such event in 1990, but events are held throughout the month. Celebration started in Covent Garden, London, but today it's celebrated all over the world. Apple Day events can be large or small, from apple games in a garden to large village fairs with cookery demonstrations, games, apple identification, juice and cider, gardening advice, and the sale of many hundreds of apple varieties. Moreover, there is over 7000 varieties of apples in the world. Here's the short list of apple varieties and their usage.

From the start, Apple Day was intended to be both a celebration and a demonstration of the variety we are in danger of losing, not simply in apples, but in the richness and diversity of landscape, ecology and culture too. It has also played a part in raising awareness in the provenance and traceability of food.

Apple is a symbol of physical, cultural and genetic variety. The success of Apple Day has shown what the apple means to us and how much we need local celebrations in which, year after year, everyone can be involved.

This day is a way of celebrating and demonstrating that variety and richness matter to a locality and that it is possible to effect change in your place.

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