National Pumpkin Day

Alyssa B.

National Pumpkin Day falls on October 26th. Not only do pumpkins make great fall decorations, they are also a key ingredient for many recipes. Pies, cookies, pasta, cheesecake, and oatmeal are just a few of the many foods consisting of pumpkin. Along with foods and desserts, there are multiple activities to do with pumpkins. You can paint, carve, and even decorate them. To get a pumpkin, you can go to a pumpkin patch or run to the store and purchase one there. Pumpkins are super healthy and full of vitamin C and potassium to help your immune system fight off colds and other sicknesses. It is often given to pets by veterinarians as a dietary supplement. The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word “pepon,” which translates to “large melon.” Pumpkins have been used since about 3500 B.C. and are one of the oldest known crops in the western hemisphere. Pumpkins are a good way to get into the fall spirit and a fun way to spend your time. Maybe you should consider getting a pumpkin this year if you have not already done so.