Eat a Cranberry Day is celebrated on November 23rd of each year. The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to discover the origin of Eat a Cranberry Day, but believe it was created in order to promote the health benefits of cranberries. The name cranberry derives from “craneberry”, first named by early European settlers in America who felt the expanding flower, stem, calyx, and petals resembled the neck, head, and bill of a crane. Another name used in northeastern Canada is mossberry. The traditional English name for Vaccinium oxycoccos, fenberry, originated from plants found growing in fen (marsh) lands.
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