National Watermelon Day is August 3
Watermelon makes me smile! And I don’t need a holiday to consume my share of this sweet summer treat. But on National Watermelon Day it’s a pretty good excuse to eat your weight in watermelons or try some new watermelon recipes – like watermelon cupcakes, watermelon martinis, or watermelon with basil and mint salad. It’s a day to eat watermelon and food that tastes like watermelon, and honor anything that has watermelon in the ingredients.
Watermelons are characterized by their thick rind. They are a vine-like flowering plant originating from Southern Africa. China is the world’s largest producer of watermelons.
Bet you didn’t know that pink isn’t the only color a watermelon can be on the inside. They can also be white, red, orange and yellow. They can have seeds or be seedless watermelon. Watermelon is in the cucurbitaceae family for those who like to know lineage.
Watermelons are the perfect summer snack to eat outside because they can get messy if you eat them off the rind. Watermelon is delicious in salads or paired with cheese. Watermelon juice is yummy to drink. Add watermelon juice to any beverage, cocktail, lemonade or drink to freshen it up or juice it for a straight up watermelon juice.
Watermelon Day T-shirts
“Two watermelons cannot be held under one arm.” ~ Proverb.
“When on has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.” ~ Mark Twain
Watermelon Nutritional Facts:
Watermelon is a good source of potassium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Many of the calories do come from sugar but there is no fat or cholesterol in watermelon.
Watermelons are like pumpkins, in that they can be carved to create all sorts of cool shapes and things. You can even turn a watermelon into a keg. You can use watermelon halves to serve things in, perfect for decorating for a National Watermelon Day party. Or you can create a watermelon baby carriage like in this fun video:
Watermelon Day Gifts:
If you know someone who loves watermelon, here are some fun watermelon day gifts and t-shirts. You can browse all our watermelon gift items.
Take a peek at some other watermelon t-shirts.