It’s that time of year when keen gardeners have way too much zucchini on their hands, and so August 8 is National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Those tasty zucchini plants are so rich in produce that even the most hardcore zucchini muncher will struggle to eat it all. With that in mind, this cheeky day is your chance to sneak up your neighbor’s garden path and leave a little surprise for when they open the door.
History of National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day
Whilst we now have such an abundance of zucchini that we can afford, and in fact need, a holiday where we sneak it onto our neighbor’s porch, this hasn’t always been the case. It’s believed that zucchinis never really made their way across to the United States until the 1920s, and were brought across by Italians and then cultivated in California.
Zucchinis originated in Italy and have been traced back as far as the 1850s. The first written record of zucchini can be traced back to Milan in 1901. As global travel has increased so has the popularity of the zucchini. It is now used in cooking all across the world.
We’re not sure exactly when the first National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day was celebrated, but we do know that it was the brainchild of Thomas Roy, who also invented National No Socks Day and Humbug Day. He sounds like our kind of guy.