About National Watermelon Day
August 3rd is the day set aside to enjoy the popular and juicy fruit that is 92 percent water.
The roots of watermelon growing can be traced back to ancient Egypt. It is believed that the cultivation of the Watermelon began as early as the second millennium B.C. in the Nile Valley.
- Did you know? Ancient Egyptian watermelons looked the same as they do now but they tasted like cucumbers.
Some of the celebrations for National Watermelon Day include creating watermelon sculptures and playing the Japanese game of Suikawari or Watermelon Splitting.
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