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National Garlic Day

April 19

When is National Garlic Day?

National Garlic Day happens on Friday April 19, 2024.

A Fun Guide to Celebrating National Garlic Day

Are you ready to celebrate one of the most pungent holidays out there? April 19th is National Garlic Day, and it’s the perfect time to learn more about this delicious food. From its many varieties to the creative ways you can use garlic in your dishes, we have everything you need to know about celebrating National Garlic Day. Let’s dive into the world of garlic!

Different Types of Garlic

There are several types of garlic available on the market today. Here are some of the most popular varieties that you should look out for when shopping:
  • Softneck Garlic – This type is more commonly found in grocery stores due to its long shelf life and easier storage. Softneck garlic has a milder flavor than other types, so it’s great for using raw or in cooked dishes.
  • Hardneck Garlic – Hardneck garlic has a much stronger flavor than softneck varieties, making it ideal for those who love bold flavors. This type also tends to be much larger than softneck garlic, so keep that in mind when cooking with it.
  • Purple Stripe Garlic – Purple stripe garlic has an intense garlicky flavor with hints of sweetness. It typically has a purple hue on its outer skin and is great for adding an extra kick to dishes or using as a condiment on top of salads or soups. It is a type of hardneck garlic.
  • Creole Garlic – Creole garlic has a mild taste that makes it perfect for roasting whole or slicing into thin strips for use as a garnish. Its subtle flavor also makes creole garlic ideal for adding subtle background notes to dishes without overpowering them with too much pungency.

What Can You Use Garlic For?

Garlic is versatile enough to be used in almost any dish; from soups and stews to marinades and sauces, this root vegetable can truly do it all! It can even be used as a topping on pizza or added as an ingredient in homemade salad dressings! If you want something really special for National Garlic Day, try roasting whole heads of garlic with olive oil and herbs – it’s sure to be delicious! And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try whipping up some homemade garlic bread? The options are endless!
National Garlic Day is the perfect time to get creative with this versatile food! Whether you prefer milder flavors like softneck or hardneck garlicky varieties like purple stripe, there’s something for everyone at your table this April 19th! So go forth and explore all the different types of garlic out there – and don’t forget your breath mints afterwards! Happy National Garlic Day!

When does National Garlic Day happen next year?

National Garlic Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday April 19, 2025
  • Sunday April 19, 2026
  • Monday April 19, 2027
  • Wednesday April 19, 2028
  • Thursday April 19, 2029


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