One thing’s obvious: There’s a certain something in the air during National Garlic Day.
Did you know that Egyptians worshipped garlic as a god—and even used it as currency? That’s not all. Garlic supposedly gave strength to Greek athletes and warriors, warded off the evil eye, and protected maidens from evil nymphs. Not to mention, vampires. (Thanks, Dracula!)
Just think about all the garlicky foods we love. There’s garlic bread and garlic fries for starters. If you feel as strongly about garlic as we do, celebrate with us on April 19.
Only 5% of Americans have avoided kissing someone because they had garlic breath — and that doubles for people who don’t love garlic.
Even though Americans love garlic, only 10% use fresh garlic regularly — 15% prefer the pre-minced kind.
NATIONAL GARLIC DAY ACTIVITIES