Yes, you read the title of the post correctly. On August 8th, it is totally acceptable for you to sneak zucchini onto your neighbor’s porch! I’m all about obscure holidays, and this one just might be one of the most obscure I’ve come across. And I totally plan on participating.
Supposedly the holiday was invented due to the over-abundance of zucchini crops at this time of year. The idea is simple, if you have extra zucchini, you sneak out at night and leave baskets of it on your neighbors’ porches for them to enjoy. In all honesty, we will probably buy a bunch of it at the store, wait for everyone to leave for work, and then go for a nice stroll around the neighborhood that morning to distribute zucchini parcels.
If you’re a baking kind of mom, you could modify this by preparing a few nice loaves of zucchini bread and leaving that for your neighbors instead.
Or you could just celebrate at home by trying new zucchini-based recipes with the family. Here are some delicious ideas:
If you’re not in the mood for eating your zucchini, you could also try this super creative craft idea with your kiddos:
*Zucchini Boats: the general idea is that you hollow out a large zucchini, put Lego people (or other small toys) in it, create a sail, and then set it loose in the bathtub, swimming pool, small stream, or other body of water. This could make for fun competitions, like “who can fit the most toys in their boat?” or “whose zucchini boat can go the furthest with one push (or by blowing it)?”
What other fun ideas can you come up with to celebrate Sneak Zucchini onto Your Neighbors Porch Day?