What a quirky international holiday, yet a great excuse to eat delicious black cherries when they’re in season. In 1974, Herb Teichman of Eau Claire, MI. held a cherry pit spitting tournament as a joke, at a picnic. It was a real hit, and has been held annually since that very first tournament in 1974. This holiday is celebrated on the first Saturday in July and you can celebrate by holding your own cherry pit spitting contest in your community. Are your residents hoping to break the record? They'd better start practicing. The world record for cherry pit spitting is 100' 4"!!