October 26 is National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day recognizes a favored autumn decoration and food on October 26th. Not only do they make great fall decorations, but the pumpkin also completes a variety of tasty recipes.

This squash is native to North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico.

Pumpkin season started late in the summer
With PSL, not to be a late-comer
Soon it appeared in pancakes and pies
Sometimes snuck by in some other disguise

Not just as food, but house decorations
Celebrating the harvest and fall celebrations
Reigning supreme until late November
Then swept out by Christmas when we get to December.

33 thoughts on “October 26 is National Pumpkin Day”

    1. Thanks, Sam. The dog was Maddy and she was a cutie. Unfortunately, she passed away this year after being bit by a husky. She was an emotional support animal and I interviewed Maddy and her owner Nan a few times.

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  1. Lovely colours of the season and a fun poem. Pumpkins are still relative newcomers to our celebrations, but I’m showing my age because apparently we’ve been using them now for about 20-30 years – it was turnips when I was young.

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