National Licorice Day
About National Licorice Day
When is National Licorice Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 12
Well, aren’t we lucky!? Today is National Licorice Day. Licorice is one of the world’s favorite flavors. On this April 12 holiday, it is only fitting that we take a day to appreciate this great-tasting herb… that’s right, Licorice is an herb. Licorice has been used for foods and medicinally, since ancient times. It was even found in King Tut’s tomb.
Licorice is best known for the candy that bears its name. But, it flavors many other things, including tea, many foods and desserts, alcohol, and even tobacco products. You will even find licorice in cosmetics.
Did You Know? Anise and licorice have a similar taste. But, aside from a similar taste there is no relation.
Since ancient times, licorice has been used medicinally around the world, for a wide range of ailments. For this reason alone, licorice earns the right to have a special day of recognition. Medicinal uses include: It is a natural laxative, relieves menstrual cramps and discomfort of menopause, relieves pain and discomfort from ulcers, is good for the adrenal gland, and cancer treatments for the breast and prostate. It even lowers the effect of aging on the brain.
How to Celebrate National Licorice Day
It’s easy to participate in National Licorice Day.
- Go get some licorice candy or anything that has licorice flavoring in it…… and enjoy!
- Gardeners, plan to grow licorice in your garden this year.
“If you’re not learning, you’re not living.” – – Kevin James
History and Origin of National Licorice Day
In 2004, Licorice International created this special holiday to promote its line of licorice candies. While this day was created for commercial purposes, licorice lovers, like you and me, will agree that licorice deserves its day of recognition and appreciation.
This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. And oddly, being created by Licorice International, one would think they’d name this day “International” Licorice Day.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish true National days.
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