National Lemonade Day

National Lemonade DayNational Lemonade Day

This year, May 1st marks National Lemonade Day. The day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May as a way to teach kids about what it takes to run a business through the running of lemonade stands. 

The day was founded in 2007 by Michael Holthouse who was inspired by his daughter’s ambition to pay for her own new pet by opening a lemonade stand. The idea is to help kids learn responsibility, teamwork, financial literacy, goal setting, and other business skills that will help them to become successful later in life.

Today the Lemonade Day organization helps run programs across the US. They also provide resources and ideas to help anyone get started making their own National Lemonade Day event. 

While the day itself is quite new, lemonade has been around since 500 B.C. when Eqyptians made gatermizat by mixing lemon and sugar. From there, the recipe spread and found roots in many cultures. 

In the 17th century, lemonade was sold by street vendors in Paris that strapped vats of the sweet and sour drink to their backs. In the late 1800s, Edward Bok launched New York’s first official lemonade stand and six years later the term was used for the first time in print in The New York Times. 

Celebrate National Lemonade Day on May 1st with a tall glass of this classic treat and remember to support your local youth entrepreneurs by visiting a lemonade stand in your community.

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