Who knew pickles had their own holiday? Today is National Pickle Day, which sounds like a pretty great holiday to us — and we can think of one other family that’s probably happily enjoying the occasion, too. We’re sure the Duggars are celebrating their favorite holiday today, thanks to their well-documented love of the food.
The Duggar family is known as one that truly enjoys pickles, and Jessa Duggar once speculated that their epic love of the treat started back during her mom Michelle’s many pregnancies. She explained in a 2016 episode of Counting On, “The Duggars love pickles. I think it probably started that when my mom is pregnant she craves pickles, that is the one thing. Every time we see her eating pickles we say ‘Are you pregnant?'”
Not only that, but when a new Duggar family member tries a pickle for the first time, it’s a big ol’ deal. Joy-Anna Duggar once explained, “Any time a family member tries a pickle for the first time, we always go around and take videos and pictures and everyone comes around to watch their facial expression.”
And she would know; according to a Duggar family friend — Krista — who attended Joy’s wedding, Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth had an “Official Pickle Cutter” at their wedding. Yes, really.
Kris wrote on Instagram in June 2017 that she felt like she smelled like pickles “for days” after she was entrusted with the honor of being the official pickle cutter at the wedding. She added, “But seriously, I LOVE being behind-the-scenes at weddings and watch[ing] everything come together. This wedding was absolutely beautiful: gorgeous bride, beautiful decorations, delicious cake, lots of great friends, and a few surprises? It’s always fun to watch the episodes to see what they included and how they framed everything.”
Clearly, it would make sense if National Pickle Day — which is observed every Nov. 14 but has been celebrated on various days for almost 70 years according to National Day Calendar — was a big deal to this big family. They talk about pickles a lot, and they love parties and other celebrations. Why not combine the two?