June 27 is celebrated as National Orange Blossom Day in the United States to highlight the beauty and benefits of the fruit and its fragrant flower. Orange blossom is one of the flowers popularly liked across countries. The tiny white flowers are used in different desserts and food preparations worldwide. Orange-based drinks are common around the world. Orange blossom petals are also used to make orange flower water and are used as an alternative to rose water. On National Orange Blossom Day 2019, restaurants and cafes prepare various orange-based drinks. Orange desserts and food items also witness a lot of sale on this day. Lucky Fruits for 2019: Eat These Fruits For Prosperity, Good Luck and Wealth on New Year’s Eve.
With oranges being a natural astringent, it is also used in face wash or mask. The citrus acid in the fruit helps remove dirt and dead skin cells other than brightening the skin. One can also use orange blossom oils to make perfumes and room freshener. A few drops of orange oil in soap and moisturizer can bring a mood lifter.
Orange based food items (Photo Credits: Unsplash, Pexels)
As the day is being observed, people have taken to social media with the hashtag #NationalOrangeBlossomDay sharing the benefits and advantages of having oranges. Battle of the Oranges 2019 in Northern Italy: Ivrea Gets Juiced During Its Annual Festival (Watch Video)
On National Orange Blossom Day 2019, here’s what Twitterati is tweeting:
— ADITYA KUMAR (@singhadi0999) June 27, 2019
Happy National Orange Blossom Day 2019!
June 27 is National Orange Blossom Day: http://t.co/jIVBc4AcAK Good Saturday pic.twitter.com/Kage000iNS
— Celebrate – Food – Daily (@Foodimentary) June 27, 2015
Celebrating the beauty of oranges!
June 27 is National Orange Blossom Day. Orange blossoms are used to make the orange flower water used in desserts & baking. pic.twitter.com/TXfoJaUYEZ
— GrubAmericana (@GrubAmericana) June 27, 2018
Happy National Orange Blossom Day! The fresh citrus fragrance from #Commodity crafted by Mathieu Nardin has notes or neroli, juicy pomelo and tangerine. Perfect for [email protected]_Group #nationalorangeblossomday #orange #orangeblossom #neroli pic.twitter.com/hZq1q4M9eh
— Fragrance Foundation (@FragranceFDTN) June 27, 2018
Orange blossom is the state flower of Florida. Like most citrus fruits, oranges are also native to subtropical Southeast Asia. They bloom in clusters during the spring and the fruits arrive autumn or winter. On this day, people also give each other orange based gifts.