Garlic Festival, August 2018

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Garlic Jubilee--Some people love garlic. Some people think it stinks. Some people think it stinks, and they still love it. People have been using garlic to season their food and cure their illnesses for a long time. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Africans ate it. The Bible mentions garlic in Numbers 11:5 as a food the Israelites ate while in Egypt. Besides giving food an interesting flavor, garlic was believed to cure various diseases. Modern science has found garlic to have some anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties, but so far none of the other medical claims have been proven. On the other hand, we know it is safe to eat, since people have been eating it for so long.

There are a number of garlic festivals across the United States and Canada. To find out if there is one near you, search for “garlic festivals” on the internet. These festivals include as many different types of food containing garlic as the organizers can imagine, and in many cases music, crafts, rides, and family games as well. According to legend, garlic keeps vampires away. It might also keep some of your family and friends away, so be careful.

Coming in September 2018:

The Birthday of the Inventor of the Roller Skate!

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