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马铃薯日游行中,负责娱乐来宾的小丑们, 1974

 


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马铃薯日
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全美各地都会为食物举办庆典,如大蒜节、草莓节或南瓜节。 肯塔基州本顿市所举办的马铃薯日,也许是世上唯一一个为甜马铃薯所举办的节日。

这个连续三天的马铃薯日始于1843年。在镇上的开庭日时,农村的农夫会带着他们的农产品来到镇上的广场,在此销售或交易。其中一样他们所带来的产品就是甜马铃薯,南部的气候极适于栽种此一作物,而Tater是马铃薯的绰号。

在本顿市,这个聚会最终发展成一个年度庆祝活动,旨在颂扬甜马铃薯。庆祝大会于四月的第一个星期一展开,活动内容则包含了游行、嘉年华、小提琴比赛、福音歌唱及烘焙和罐头竞赛。您知道甜马铃薯跟通用白马铃薯不相干吗?实际上,它们与牵牛花藤蔓植物有关。您有吃过甜马铃薯吗?它们是感恩节桌上,一道普遍的菜肴。

 
Festivals devoted to foods like garlic, strawberries and pumpkins are held all over the United States.  The Tater Day Festival, which may be the world's only festival devoted to sweet potatoes, is held in Benton, Kentucky.

The three-day Tater Day Festival had its beginnings in 1843. Farmers from the countryside would bring their products to the town square to sell or trade on county court days. One of the things they would bring is sweet potatoes, which grow well in the Southern climate. "Tater" is a nickname for potato.

In Benton, this eventually turned into an annual festival honoring the sweet potato, complete with a parade, carnival, fiddling contest, gospel singing, and baking and canning competitions, beginning on the first Monday in April. Did you know that sweet potatoes are not related to the common white potatoes? They are actually related to the Morning Glory vine. Have you ever tried sweet potatoes? They tend to be a popular dish at Thanksgiving.

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