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Apple Gifting Day

January 1

When is Apple Gifting Day?

Apple Gifting Day happens on Monday January 1, 2024.

Get Your Apple On This New Year’s Day!

Get ready to have your apple a day! January 1st is Apple Gifting Day, and it’s the perfect time to give a gift of good health and good fortune for the year ahead. Here’s a closer look at why apples make such a great way to start off the year.

The Symbolism of Apples on New Year’s Day

Apples have long been associated with good health, so giving someone an apple on New Year’s Day is believed to wish them good health for the rest of the year. This tradition likely started in 17th century England, when families would exchange apples as tokens of goodwill during the holiday season. The custom has since spread throughout Europe and North America, and it’s still going strong today.

Get Creative With Apple Gifting Ideas

If you’re looking for creative ways to give apples on New Year’s Day, why not try making an “apple tree” out of several different kinds? You could also use cookie cutters to turn apples into festive shapes like stars or hearts before placing them in gift bags or baskets. Or if you want something really special, why not carve the initials of your loved ones into each apple? There are lots of fun ways to make this traditional gifting even more meaningful!

Apple Gifting Day is a fantastic way to kick off the year by wishing your friends and family good health and happiness in the new year. Apples are easy to find and quick to prepare—so don’t forget that January 1st is the perfect time for apple-themed gifts! Happy Apple Gifting Day everyone!

When does Apple Gifting Day happen next year?

Apple Gifting Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday January 1, 2025
  • Thursday January 1, 2026
  • Friday January 1, 2027
  • Saturday January 1, 2028
  • Monday January 1, 2029


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