National Mushroom Day

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Mushrooms are fascinating little organisms that have intrigued humans for centuries. Whether you love them or hate them, there's no denying their unique qualities. And that's why we celebrate National Mushroom Day! So, grab a fork and get ready to learn all about the fantastic fungi that have captured our imaginations for generations.

When is Mushroom Day?

It's national mushroom day on the 15th October.

The Wondrous World of Mushrooms

Did you know that mushrooms are more closely related to humans than they are to plants? It's true! These fungi are part of their very own kingdom, separate from plants and animals. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, ranging from the familiar button mushrooms to the exotic shiitakes and portobellos.

Mushrooms have had a long and storied history. Ancient Egyptians believed that mushrooms were the plant of immortality, while the Chinese considered them to be a symbol of spiritual power. Throughout different cultures and time periods, mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes, for food, and even for recreational purposes.

The Internet and National Mushroom Day

National Mushroom Day may not have a long internet history, but it has certainly gained popularity in recent years. With over 1224 mentions online, it's clear that people are getting excited about these fantastic fungi. The most mentions were on October 15, 2015, when mushroom enthusiasts flooded social media with their mushroom-filled activities.

On this special day, people come together to celebrate all things mushroom. From sharing delicious mushroom recipes to discussing the health benefits of these fungi, the internet is abuzz with mushroom-related content. So, if you're a fan of mushrooms, National Mushroom Day is the perfect time to connect with other mushroom lovers and indulge in all things fungi.

Did you know?

Did you know that there is a mushroom called the Lion's Mane Mushroom, which looks like a fluffy lion's mane? Not only does it have an amusing appearance, but it also has potential health benefits, with some studies suggesting it could improve brain function and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.


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First identified

16th April 2015

Most mentioned on

15th October 2015

Total mentions


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