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National Coconut Week – Philippines

August 23

When is National Coconut Week – Philippines?

National Coconut Week – Philippines happens on Friday August 23, 2024.

10 things you need to know about coconuts

It’s National Coconut Week in the Philippines! This week is a celebration of all things coconut. Here are 10 things you need to know about this delicious fruit.

What is a coconut?

A coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm, a tropical tree that grows in coastal areas around the world. The word “coconut” comes from the Spanish word “coco,” which means “head” or “skull.” This is probably because coconuts resemble human heads, with their hard outer shells and white inner flesh.

Coconuts are an important food source in many tropical countries. They are rich in calories and fat, and they can be eaten fresh or used to make milk, oil, and butter. Coconuts are also used to make commercial products like detergent, shampoo, and cosmetics. In the Philippines, coconuts are used to make products like virgin coconut oil and buko pie (a type of coconut pie).

Why are coconuts important in the Philippines?

Coconuts are an important part of Filipino culture and cuisine. In the Philippines, coconuts are known as “the tree of life” because they provide so many essential items for daily life. For example, coconuts are used to make nipa huts (traditional Philippine houses made out of wood and palm leaves), which protect people from the hot sun and heavy rains. Coconuts are also used as fuel for lamps and as bowls for drinking water. In addition, coconuts are used in religious ceremonies and festivals.

Whether you’re celebrating National Coconut Week or not, there’s no denying that coconuts are an important part of Filipino culture and cuisine. Next time you’re in the Philippines, be sure to try some of the delicious dishes made with this versatile fruit!

When does National Coconut Week – Philippines happen next year?

National Coconut Week – Philippines will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday August 23, 2025
  • Sunday August 23, 2026
  • Monday August 23, 2027
  • Wednesday August 23, 2028
  • Thursday August 23, 2029


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