Jackfruit Day is celebrated on July 4 every year. The tropical fruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, along with being the state fruit of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, India. The fruit has spiky outer skin and is native to parts of South and South-East Asia. Today, the fruit is known as a popular meat substitute for people adhering to a plant-based diet. It is high in vitamins and antioxidants, making it a healthy addition to any diet. Jackfruits are also referred to as ‘jak,’ ‘kathal,’ and ‘chakka,’ among other names.