National Mango Day: History, Interesting Facts & Tips To Celebrate With Favourite Summer Fruit


National Mango Day 2021: Mango is one of the most popular fruits in the world. It is not only a fruit but a part of the culture and history of many countries. Mangoes were first grown in India 5000 years ago. The history of the fruit is rich and colorful. It is believed to have originated between Myanmar, Bangladesh, and North East India. Mango is called the king of fruits in India.

This fruit is the most favorite fruit of people in summer. Many dishes like mango shake, smoothie, mango cake, mango ice cream are made from it. National Mango Day or Mango Day is celebrated on 22 July. Today we tell you about the day and its interesting facts.

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History of National Mango Day

The history and origin of the National Mango Day is unknown, but mangoes are said to have been first grown in South Asia before Southeast Asia. Mango has an unbroken association with the folk tales and religious ceremonies of India. The mango orchard was given as a gift to Buddha. The scientific word Mengifera is derived from the Sanskrit word Manjari. It means flowers growing in small bunches. This indicates the Indian roots of the fruit.

Some interesting facts about mangoes

Mango is a major source of vitamins A, C and D. The fruit can be cooked and eaten. It is also used in pickles. It is called the national fruit of India. Many varieties of mangoes are found in India according to size, color. 

Mango basket in India is considered a symbol of friendship and love. Mango bark, leaves, pulp have been used for centuries as home medicines. There are 500 types of mangoes found all over the world. Japanese Miyazaki is one of the most expensive mangoes in the world. Bangladesh declared the mango tree as its national tree in 2019.   

How to celebrate National Mango Day?

There is no fixed way to celebrate Mango Day. It is celebrated in different ways in every country. On this occasion, you can try many recipes at home by buying mangoes. You can also campaign on social media with new hashtags and share history, photos and facts about the fruit. You can enjoy it with friends and family. Each variety of mango has a unique taste and texture. Pickles, ice cream, cakes, smoothies, juices can also be made from it. If you want, you can spend time today reading about mangoes.

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