National Fruit Cocktail Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, May 13th. There are until the next observance.

Fruit cocktail brings up childhood memories of finding a delicious surprise at the bottom of your sack lunch, but this spring and summer cuisine classic offers so much more. This confectionery concoction has earned a day of celebration for its evolution from a heavy, completely unwholesome aperitif of the American south to the fashionable summer salads we see today. Mark your calendars for May 13th and come celebrate National Fruit Cocktail Day with us!

📆 When is National Fruit Cocktail Day?

This year, National Fruit Cocktail Day is on May 13th. It is the 2nd Saturday in May; in 2024, it is on Monday.

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Things to do on National Fruit Cocktail Day

Create your own
Allow your creative instincts to run wild and build your own fruit cocktail for an unusual way to celebrate. For the daring, there’s no harm in purchasing a combination of your favorite fruits and blending them with your favorite sauce to see what occurs. Who knows, maybe the next Del Monte recipe will originate in your own home.

Take this portable treat on the road
With summer approaching and temperatures rising, pack a fruit cocktail to go. Grab a few buddies and head outside with tasty and healthy food in hand. What better way to mark the arrival of spring than with a picnic in the park?

Put the cocktail back in fruit cocktail
A fast way to add flair to your late-spring celebration is to make an adult beverage out of a kid’s lunchtime favorite. A dessert wine like port, a low-alcohol liqueur, or even brandy provides a fantastic firewater touch to the cool, sweet nectar of a fruit cocktail.

📅 National Fruit Cocktail Day Observances

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2023 May 13 Saturday
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