German Apples Day Date in the current year: January 11, 2016

German Apples Day Everyone knows, that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Germany decided to start a special program leading to popularization of local apple treas and encouraging people to eat more apples. This campaign is known as German Apples Day and it annually falls on January 11.

German Apples Day (or Tag des deutschen Apfels in German) was started in 2010 by the National Association of Fruit and Vegetables Producers as a part of a campaign “Germany – My Garden”. The main objective of the campaign is to draw public attention to apple trees and make them more popular across the country.

German Apples Day is not a holiday for any apple trees. It's a holiday only for local apples, because they are considered to be the most important and nutritious for people living there. By the way, apples are the most commonly eaten fruit in Germany, and the indigenous varieties of apples, like Braeburn, Jonagold, and Elstar, are the most popular among the nation.

German Apples Day is celebrated by giving out hundreds of thousands of apples in five major cities in Germany. Every year more and more German apples are distributed among schools, kindergartens and passers-by for free.

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