National Fruitcake Day
About National Fruitcake Day
When is National Fruitcake Day? This holiday is always observed on December 27
National Fruitcake Day, a December 27 holiday, is today. This day celebrates the rock-hard, fruit-filled holiday cake. While this heavy and overly sweet cake was popular in the 40s and ’50s, we are not sure if anyone has ever eaten this weighty, gooey, sugar-laden cake.
Scientists have been unable to penetrate deeply into a fruitcake, and therefore, have failed to uncover its exact composition. Its density has also hampered its ability to use carbon dating to identify the age of a fruitcake. Unconfirmed rumors suggest that some fruitcakes are hundreds, if not thousands, of years old.
It is very appropriate for this day to be celebrated shortly after Christmas. Once the holidays are over, it’s time to get rid of it. Giving a fruitcake is a Christmas tradition for many. It is also believed that recipients will re-wrap it and give it to someone else. It’s almost a game to see who gets caught holding it on Christmas day. Who knows how many years, or decades, a fruitcake has been passed along? Ultimately, the trick is to make sure you give away it before the holiday season is through. Otherwise, you get the joy of storing it, until the next fruitcake-giving season.
How to Participate in National Fruitcake Day
On National Fruitcake Day, those with a sweet tooth can celebrate by eating a slice or two. Otherwise, we suggest you use this day to give your fruitcake to someone….anyone.
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History and Origin of National Fruitcake Day
Our research failed to find any information that suggests this is an official “National” day, which requires an act of congress or Presidential proclamation. Sure, you may argue that there are a few fruitcakes in congress. But to date, none of them has sponsored a bill to create or declare a National Fruitcake Day.
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