National Gumdrop Day
About National Gumdrop Day
When is National Gumdrop Day? This holiday is always February 15.
National Gumdrop Day, a February 15 holiday, honors the popular, gelatin-based, sugar-coated candy. They are fruit or spice flavored. They are made into a wide variety of shapes. Gumdrops have been a favorite candy for many decades. Nowadays, the “Gummi” candies which are the same gelatin base, are the most popular gumdrop type of sweet.
On National Gumdrop Day, you know what to do… eat Gumdrops to your heart’s content!
Did You Know? There are vegan and non-vegan gumdrops. Vegan ones do not contain gelatin.
Test your Knowledge: Quiz: What children’s board game includes Gumdrops? For the answer, scroll down.
How to Celebrate National Gumdrop Day
- Buy a package of gumdrops and enjoy!
- Bake How to Gumdrop cookies.
- Do you know someone who is a little down and depressed? Give them some gumdrop cookies.
“Life is about making mistakes. Death is about wishing you made more of them.” – – Jennifer Aniston
History and Origin of National Gumdrop Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. It was most likely started by a candy maker.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a true “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.
Answer to quiz(above): The popular Candyland board game by Milton-Bradley. First introduced in 1949, it includes Gumdrop Mountain and Gumdrop Pass.
More February 15 Holidays
Here are more February 15 holidays and events to celebrate and enjoy:
Candlemas – on the Julian Calendar
More About Today
What happened on this Day? This Day in History
Flower of the Day: Lavender, an aromatic, flowering herb
Recipe of the Day: Gumdrop Cookies
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