Olive day is dedicated to the delicious and versatile olive, and there are many ways to enjoy it. You can cook up a Mediterranean-themed feast, make a batch of homemade olive oil soap, plant a few olive trees in your backyard, or even give someone an olive branch! No matter how you choose to celebrate, make sure you enjoy some olives on Olive Day!
How to celebrate Olive Day
Olive Day falls on June 1st each year and is the perfect opportunity to enjoy this delicious and versatile fruit. Olives are a key ingredient in many Mediterranean dishes, and they also make a great healthy snack. Here are some ideas for how to celebrate Olive Day.
Cook up a Mediterranean feast (with olives!)
Celebrate Olive Day by whipping up a delicious Mediterranean-themed meal. Start with a simple salad of fresh greens and olives, then move on to a main course of grilled chicken or fish with olive tapenade. Round out the meal with some roasted vegetables with Olives.
Enjoy a Dry Martini with olives
A dry martini is a classic cocktail made with vodka, vermouth, and olives. It’s simple to make but tastes delicious. Here’s how to make one:
1. Pour vodka and vermouth into a shaker filled with ice.
2. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass.
3. Garnish with olives and enjoy!
Make homemade olive oil soap
Olive oil is not just for cooking! It makes a great ingredient for homemade soap, and what better time to try your hand at making it than on Olive Day? This natural soap is gentle on the skin and has a lovely light scent. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any olives that are starting to look a little past their prime.
Plant an olive tree
If you’re feeling really ambitious, why not plant an olive tree on Olive Day? Olives trees are beautiful and can provide you with fresh olives for years to come. They do best in warm, sunny climates, so if you live in an area with cooler weather, you can always grow your tree in a pot and bring it indoors during the winter months.
Share an Olive Branch
Is there someone you want to make peace with? Spread peace throughout your home or office by displaying an olive branch!
No matter how you choose to celebrate Olive Day, make sure to enjoy with others!