National Apricot Day
January 9, Monday
Apricot lovers from all over the United States observe National Apricot Day every year on January 9th.
Related to the peach, the apricot’s velvety flesh is quite similar. However, the texture of the golden-orange fruit is firmer, and the flavor more tart than its cousin’s. Since we easily preserve the apricot, we enjoy this versatile fruit all year long – fresh, canned, and dried.