Mushroom Day
Foods & Beverages
A meal without mushrooms is like a day without rain.

When: April 16th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

First of all, educating yourself on the right type of mushrooms to eat is the key.  There are several types of Mushrooms for human consumption, some are delicious and some can be dangerous.  After you have determined the best ones to search for, then you and some friends can venture in the forest with a basket in hand to gather a bunch of mushrooms to prepare with dinner. The safest and easiest way to enjoy mushrooms on this day, is to add mushrooms to your pizza or hamburger order at lunch.


The Amanita phalloides, or more commonly known as the death cap mushroom, is responsible for 90% of the world's mushroom-related deaths.


The term "mushroom" go back for years and years. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the term mushroom was first introduced. Mushrooms are used all the time in cooking, in many cuisines, particularly in popular Asian fares. The mushrooms sold in grocery stores are usually commercially grown on mushroom farms. The most popular of these, the Agaricus bisporus, is considered safe for most people to eat because it is grown in controlled, sterilized safe environment. One of the most popular and famous of these mushrooms is the Portobello. Other popular species include the Shiitake, and Enoki. 

Interesting Facts

  1. A single Portabella mushroom contains more potassium than a banana.
  2. Mushrooms are made up of around 90% water.
  3. The European white truffle is the world's most expensive mushroom, and costs about 2,000 dollars per pound.
  4. "Magic Mushrooms" or "Shrooms", are Psilocybin mushrooms, a polyphyletic, informal group of fungi that contain psilocybin which turns into psilocin.
  5. In the popular video game Fortnite, Mushrooms are found most often in the Weeping Woods.


  • April 16th
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