National Lemonade Day
A tall glass of pink or yellow lemonade! Lemonade is great any time of the year. Lemonade is especially good when it’s super hot and sticky in summer.
National Lemonade Day is a celebration of the long-standing tradition in lemonade drinking and lemonade stands. This day encourages others to join the celebration by supporting these children’s businesses. National Lemonade Day celebrates lemonade, regardless of whether it’s for charity or something that a child is trying to make for their family.
National Lemonade Day is sweet and tart, but perfectly refreshing!
Lemonade stands are a classic American pastime. But when did it all begin? Lemonade has been a favorite beverage since its inception. Children can learn a lot about opening a business and how fun it is to run one.
It would be a good idea to start with the most well-known fruit, the lemon. The first time lemons were discovered was in the 1st Century AD, when the Romans & Greeks opened routes to India. This is where this yellow and tart citrus fruit is believed that it originated.
The cultivation of lemons was first established in India. It then spread to the Middle East, and to Southern Europe where the climate was still suitable for growing lemon trees. Lemons were considered to be a rare and expensive item during this period.
It is believed that the activity of extracting lemon juice to make “lemonade” was performed in the Mediterranean region around the 13th century. This activity was thought to be medicinal. It probably tasted less sweet than we would expect. It is easy to understand why lemons would have been beneficial for your health because they are rich in Vitamin C and other nutrients.
It is believed that lemonade was introduced to America in 17th-century Europe by European settlers. Lemonade stands became a popular way to teach children leadership and money skills, but it wasn’t until after the industrial revolution.
Michael and Lisa Holthouse founded National Lemonade Day in 2007 to celebrate the usefulness of lemonade stands as a tool for teaching children how to run a business. It’s simple: Teach Kids the Power of Entrepreneurship.
Lisa Holthouse was inspired by her childhood desire to have a turtle as a pet. Her father supported her in setting up a lemonade stand so she could raise enough money to purchase the turtle. Over 250,000 children have participated in this celebration every year since then.
Celebrations of National Lemonade Day come in many forms, from children to adults. These are some ideas to enjoy the day.
Help children all over the world by buying lemonade at their stands. A lemonade purchase can boost confidence and help children learn about money.
This simple act of buying lemonade can inspire future business leaders.
Lemonade stands are a great way for your community to give back, regardless of whether the money is going to a child or a charity. Children can be inspired to become great people when they see success. Spread the joy of lemonade with your family and friends!
Children learn valuable lessons throughout the day about financial responsibility, setting goals, teamwork, and setting finances. These children are supported by their communities through a tasty drink.
Helping a neighbor child or family member set up and manage a lemonade stand is a great way to teach children patience, money management, and how to encourage customers. interaction with the public.
Registering for this holiday is completely free through the National Lemonade Day site. Participation is open to children in all US territories and Canada, including Alaska, Puerto Rico, and up north. Children can add their position to the map to be found by local residents in order to help them drive their business.
For encouragement and inspiration, you can share success stories of kids who have achieved their goals after the day.
National Lemonade Day doesn’t have to be forgotten. Participating with a refreshing beverage is a great way of honoring the day, whether you’re hand-squeezing lemons and adding sugar to make a fresh squeezed glass of lemonade or stopping by a local restaurant to grab a lemonade.
Restaurants often offer lemonade at a discounted or free price, and sometimes combine the effort with donations to charities.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, a Louisiana-based company, is known for its sweet and tart lemonade. They have also been known to host charity events in connection with National Lemonade Day. Red Robin, an American restaurant chain, has also celebrated National Lemonade Day by giving away lemonade samples and donating money to charities.
National Lemonade Day allows you to enjoy a tall glass and give back!