Johnny Appleseed Day honors John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed), an early American settler and nurseryman who planted small orchards and individual apple trees as he traveled West in the early 1800s.
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When is Johnny Appleseed Day?
September 26, the anniversary of John Chapman’s birth in 1775.
How do I celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day?
If you live in Indiana or are up for a trip, go to the Johnny Appleseed Festival held in Fort Wayne each year. This year’s festival will be held on September 17th and 18th, and admission is free. If you can’t make it to Fort Wayne, there are plenty of ways to celebrate and honor Johnny Appleseed right at home. Eat and cook and bake with lots of apples! You can also honor Johnny Appleseed by planting an apple tree or making a plan to plant a tree within the next year.
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Sources: holidayinsights.com, americaslibrary.gov