The carrot is celebrated in several countries around the world. Most of the festivals include cook-offs, carrot displays, parades, and carnivals.
- January 18th: The Holtville Annual Carrot Festival, Holtville, California, 2012 marked its 65th festival
- January: The Purple Carrot Fayre, Castro Verde, Portugal
- May: Echols Annual Carrot Festival, Echols County, Georgia, USA
- 1st weekend in June: Beypazarı Havuç, Güveç, (Traditional Dish), Turkey
- July: Carrot Carnival, Ohakune, New Zealand
- 2nd Saturday in August: Annual Carrot Festival, Creances, France
- August 18th: Carrot Fest: Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada
- September: Annual Carrot Festival, Schenectady County, New York
- 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September: Fête de la Carotte (Annual Carrot Festival), Croissy sur Seine, France – around since 1860
- 1st Wednesday in November: Rüeblimart (Carrot Festival), Switzerland
- The first carrots were white, purple and yellow.
- They originated 3,000 years ago in Middle Asia.
- Carrots belong to the parsley family.
- During the 15th century, English gentlewomen wore carrot leaves to accessorize their hats.
Ways to celebrate the carrot:
- Start a carrot top garden in your windowsill.
- Make carrot foods (carrot cake, candied carrots, etc.).
- Use carrot stems to paint.
How will you celebrate the carrot?
With goodies from Zazzle maybe?
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