National Orange Blossom Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Benefits, Facts & Quotes National Orange Blossom Day

National Orange Blossom Day 2020 - On 27 June 2020, National Orange Blossom Day is observed to enjoy the aesthetic beauty of orange blossom and to know the importance of flowers and its fruits. Get the information about the history of National Orange Blossom Day, benefits, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Orange Blossom Day 2020 from this article.  

Keerthana | Updated Jun 26, 2020 12:08 PM

National Orange Blossom Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Benefits, Facts & Quotes National Orange Blossom Day

National Orange Blossom Day 2020

National Orange Blossom Day is celebrated on June 27 of every year. National Orange Blossom Day 2020 is to enjoy the fragrant of orange blossom. People all around the world celebrate this versatile flower and its wide uses on this National Orange Blossom Day. 

What is Orange Blossom?

Orange blossom is a fragrant flower that comes from the orange tree(Citrus sinensis) which is a citrus fruit tree. Oranges are used in a number of culinary dishes, drinks, sweets, teas, cakes, and for producing perfumes as well. This is traditionally related to good fortune and is often added to bridal bouquets and head wreaths at weddings. This flora attracts bees, and honey from the orange blossom is also widely sold. 

What is the history of National Orange Blossom Day?

The founder and the history of National Orange Blossom Day is unknown. Yet, for centuries, orange blossom has been used to produce traditional medicines and perfumes. Oranges are native of the subtropical Southeast Asia. This has also been used as an ingredient in French and Middle Eastern cuisine to get the flavour. It's also used for making cookies, snacks, and much more. Orange flower water is commonly used in the United States for producing scones and marshmallows from orange blossoms. Blossoms that have fallen from the tree can be dried and used for making tea which is particularly done in Spain.

What are the health benefits of orange blossom oil?

Orange Blossom oil has been used for medicinal purposes since Ancient Egyptian times. Some of the advantages here are listed below:

  • Improve the sleeping 

  • Reduce the anxiety

  • Improve the blood circulation

  • Reduces cortisol levels

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Improves menopausal symptoms

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Acts as an antimicrobial substance

  • Exerts antispasmodic effects

  • Acts as an anticonvulsant

How to observe the National Orange Blossom Day?

Celebrate the National Orange Blossom Day by buying any of the orange blossom products. Some of the other creative ideas to enjoy this day are as follows:

  • Try out one recipes that use orange blossom as the main ingredient

  • Learn more health and skincare benefits about the orange blossom

  • Use orange essential oils based room fresheners, soaps and moisturizers

  • Have a orange blossom tea with family

  • Include orange blossom water in a skincare routine

  • Share the benefits of orange blossom with friends

  • Use #NationalOrangeBlossomDay on social media and share the celebration

National Orange Blossom Day - Facts

  • Orange blossom is the state flower of Florida

  • The orange flowers are white and tiny, with waxy petals. There are five petals per flower, and five sepals. Each flower, arranged in a compact spiral, has 20 to 25 stamens in the centre. The orange flowers are very fragrant and have a strong citrus smell

  • During fall and winter oranges flourish on trees. In the spring the tree releases the blossoms, and each shows a point at which an orange will grow later in the year. Blossoms occur in clusters of up to 6 flowers per cluster during spring

  • When used in cooking, orange blossoms emit a mild citrus flavor. The blossoms are used in desserts and salads and to add more citrus flavor, the blossoms should be used within 4 hours after picking it from the tree. Take the sepals and stamen off before consuming

  • The only state-flower used to make perfume is the orange flower. Essential oil from the flower is used to add perfume to colognes and toiletries. They also use the orange blossom to make herbal tea

  • Orange oil can be an effective grease cutter, and some commercial cleaners have made it popular

 Orange Blossom & Trees - Quotes

  • “If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

  • “Many kinds of fruit grow upon the tree of life, but none so sweet as friendship; as with the orange tree its blossoms and fruit appear at the same time, full of refreshment for sense and for soul” - Lucy Larcom

  • “A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden, swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up in the air.” - Henry Ward Beecher

  • “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” - Khalil Gibran

  • “Morality is the fruit of religion: to desire the former without the latter is to desire an orange without an orange-tree.” - Philibert Joseph Roux
     

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National Orange Blossom Day - FAQ

1. Why is Florida State Flower the Orange Blossom?

The orange-tree blossom is one of Florida's most fragrant flowers. Millions of those white flowers perfume the atmosphere throughout the time of orange blossom in central and southern Florida. The 1909 legislature chose the orange blossom as the State flower.
 

2. Where does orange blossom honey come from?

Orange blossom honey comes from orange blossom but it is from a combination of citrus sources which is usually light in color and mild in flavor with a fresh scent and light citrus taste.
 

3. Is orange blossom water good for you?  

The orange blossom can remove the skin dirt and dead cells and keep the skin toned and moisturized. The wonderful orange blossom water, too, has a surprising capacity even to the tone of your skin. 
 

4. When is the National Orange Blossom Day observed?

National Orange Blossom Day is celebrated on June 27 of every year. 
Orange blossom is a fragrant flower that comes from the orange tree which is a citrus fruit tree. Oranges are used in a number of culinary dishes, drinks, sweets, teas, cakes, and for producing perfumes as well.