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Apple is a symbol of physical, cultural and genetic variety.
This day is a way of celebrating and demonstrating that variety and richness matter to a locality and that it is possible to effect change in your place.
Apple Day is an annual celebration, of apples and orchards. It’s held on October the 21st each year.
Apple Day was initiated by Common Ground in 1990 and has been celebrated in each subsequent year by people organizing hundreds of local events
The first Apple Day was on October the 21st, 1990 in Covent Garden, London.
Apple day celebration is something like fair, where you can buy and taste the great variety of apple kinds.
A traditional attribute of this holiday were all sorts of "apple contests", such as archery for apples or apple cleaning, where the winner is the one who managed to cut the longest apple peel
Guinness World Record is held by Kathy Walfer who peeled an apple for 11 hours 30 minutes with a peel length of 52.51m on the 16th of October in 1976.
An old tradition is the English farmers choose the oldest apple-tree sing ballads and dance round the tree.
Pretty much all agrarian societies have some version of a “First Fruits” celebration, where the products of the first harvest are presented as a religious offering. The Western Christian Church has long since abandon this practice, but the Eastern Orthodox sects have kept the tradition alive with the August 19th celebration of the Great Feast for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, also known as Apple Day in Honor of the Savior (Yablochniy Spas). It is one of three Russian Orthodox holidays celebrated in August
Russians bring apples and other autumnal fruits such as plums and grapes to church on the eve of Yablochniy Spas to be blessed, and the day itself is spent in a lively holiday atmosphere of street fairs, dancing, and other harvest celebrations.
A potent symbol for both pagans and Christians, apples represent life, immortality, and bounty. On Yablochniy Spas, apples contain special powers – one who eats an apple on the holiday and makes a wish will have it granted
In the United States Apple Day is celebrated on February the 20th
In North America, this day, in most culinary colleges is cheerful holiday shows and master classes devoted to the preparation of dishes where the main ingredient is apple
In late October, in the province of Girona, Catalan village Vilabertran, traditional festivals happening stuffed apples. On this day, locals and visitors can taste the apple pancakes, cakes, pies and participate in master classes on stuffed apples.
At the same time there is an apple festival of Asturias (Spain). During the festival, you can try apple dishes and, of course, try one of the favorite drinks of local residents - apple cider.
Autumn festival takes place in sunny Beijing (China). This festival traditionally dedicated to the harvest and is accompanied by the annual auction. The most expensive apple that was ever sold at auction, weighed 600 grams and was sold for 10,2 thousand US dollars.
On October, held the brightest apple festival in Kivik (Sweden). The most awaited event of the festival is the presentation of a huge apple pictures.
To create such a masterpiece accounts for approximately 20-75 000 apples of different colors.
Two-meter monument of apple varieties "antonovka“ was established on the 19th of August 2008 in Kursk on Lenin Street.
In the city of Almaty in 2005 set a very beautiful apple marble fountain. Sculptor E. Rakhmadiyev.
Monument bitten apple in Perm. It is a “visual metaphor of vision Perm” Ukrainian sculptor Zhanna Kadyrova.
In heraldry, the apple is a symbol of peace. One of the signs of the monarch - Power, "Reigning apple." Apple is also part of many coats of arms. Россошь (Воронежская область) Валуйки (Белгородская область) Герб коммуны Азелебен в Германии Верхнесадовое, Украина
From the biography of Steve Jobs: - Apples have been a part of my fruit diet. I just came back from the apple farm and thought that Apple name sounds funny and sincere ...
There are more than 7000 kinds of apples in the world.
Apple orchards occupy in the world almost 5 million hectares. Almost every second fruit tree – is an apple tree.
Tonic properties of apple much higher than that of coffee: one apple is able to replace a cup of coffee.
The smaller the apple, the more it contains vitamins and minerals.
Unusual fruit grown Swiss horticulturist Marcus Cobert. To get the fruit, which from the outside looks like an apple, and the inside - like a tomato, it took him 20 years. The new fruit (or vegetable) was named - "Red Love".
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