National Pumpkin Day – October 26th

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Copyright remains that of the original owner.

Here’s a few facts you might not have known before:  The word “pumpkin” comes from the Greek word “pepon” which means “large melon”; pumpkins can be grown on every continent except Antarctica; the United States grows 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins each year; and the largest pumpkin was 1,810 pounds grown by a Wisconsin farmer. (Punchbowl, Inc., 2013)

Today is basically the perfect day to go out and celebrate by buying or picking a pumpkin and carving it for Halloween.  But there are plenty of other things that you can do with your pumpkin as well.  For instance, you can use it for recipes, turn it into a liqueur, or use it to display dips for parties.  Apparently, you can even turn it into a keg for pumpkin beer!  That is totally cool.  I didn’t even know that you could do that.

I’m going to include links to the websites where I found some of this wonderful information on.  Please feel free to comment below with your ideas of what to do with pumpkins that is not your typical pumpkin carving, etc.  Thank you for reading!



Punchbowl, Inc. (2013). Punchbowl. Retrieved October 26, 2013, from

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