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National S'mores Day

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About National S'mores Day

When is National S'mores Day? This holiday is always observed on August 10

You don’t need National S’mores Day, an August 10 holiday, to enjoy this campfire treat. But, it is today, so let’s get a campfire started.  S’mores are a favorite campsite treat for young and old kids. If you’re at a campfire, chances are, there are S’mores. Sticky and gooey, and loaded with sugar and carbs, they are nothing short of delicious. Who was the first person to create S’mores? We don’t know. But, we’re all sure glad they did!

National S’mores Day celebrates this tasty summer treat. It’s appropriately observed in August…campfire prime time. Don’t limit your consumption of S’mores to the campfire. They are popular with kids year-round and can be baked in the oven, or microwave.

The origin of S’mores dates back to the 1920s. It’s believed the recipe was created by the Campfire Girls. Girl Scouts soon discovered it and found it to be chocolatey delicious.  Before long, they became a campfire staple for everyone. S’more folklore suggests that they got their name right by the campfire. After eating one, young kids chanted “gimme some more!”

While much is written about National S’mores Day, our research has been unable to verify that this is an officially recognized national day (which requires an act of Congress). Don’t let that stop you from celebrating this day with a few S’mores.

How to Make S'mores

S’mores are best when prepared and eaten by the campfire. But, you can make them indoors in the microwave, too. Here’s the recipe:  


  • Chocolate candy bar
  • Honey Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows


  • Break off a square of Graham cracker
  • Add a piece of Chocolate.
  • Toast a big marshmallow over the campfire.
  • Add the hot marshmallow.
  • Top it with another graham Cracker.
  • Eat, savor and enjoy!

Note: You can make them in the microwave. Just put them together and pop them into the microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds.

How to Celebrate National S'mores Day

  • Invite friends.
  • Get a campfire started. 
  • Use long sticks to roast the marshmallows. whittle a sharp end.
  • Bring out the S’mores ingredients.
  • Roast the marshmallows. Put the S’mores together.
  • Enjoy!
Campfire Marshmallows

Related Holidays

Campfire Day – First Saturday in August

National Marshmallow Toasting Day

Thought for Today

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History and Origin of National S'mores Day

Our research has not yet uncovered who created National S’mores Day or when. However, this holiday has been around for a few decades, well before 2000.

It is most likely that someone sitting by a campfire conceived this day. 

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. There are no congressional records or presidential proclamations.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

More August 10 Holidays

Here are more August 10 holidays and events we are certain you will enjoy:

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