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Fruitcake Toss Day

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About Fruitcake Toss Day

When is Fruitcake Toss Day? This holiday is always observed on January 3

The holidays are over. The decorations are stored away until next Christmas. It’s time to get rid of the last symbol of the Christmas season… the fruitcake. Today is Fruitcake Toss Day, a January 3 holiday. It is your opportunity to finally throw away the old fruitcake. After the holidays are over, it’s time to bring in the new, and toss out the old. So, today is the day that the fruit cake goes….hooray!

There is no one way to toss out the old fruitcake. Why not make a little fun out of it? Gather up a few friends who also are fortunate enough to have received a fruitcake for the holidays. Go out to a field and see who can toss it the farthest. Caution: do not toss the cake at anyone. This weighty steel-like mass of sugar, flour, and fruits could injure someone if they are hit by it.

Fruitcake Tossing runs counter to the tradition of many people to pass the fruitcake around from one person to the next. In this tradition, the person who is holding the fruitcake on New Year must store it away until the next Christmas season. See about Fruitcake 

Interestingly, people are always saying bad things about fruitcakes. If fruitcake is really that bad, why does it appear on store shelves year after year!?

How to Celebrate Fruitcake Toss Day

  • Simply throw it away.
  • Toss it in the composter or compost pile. Hopefully, it will turn into valuable compost for your plants in the spring.
  • Invite your friends. Slice it up and eat it.
  • Hold a Fruitcake Toss party. Invite everyone you know to bring their fruitcakes to the party. Create unique and ingenious ways to destroy them. Give prizes to anyone whose fruitcake proves indestructible.

Today's Quote

“Use your fear…. it can take you to the place where you store your courage.” – –  Amelia Earhart

History and Origin of Fruitcake Toss Day

Our extensive research traced the origin of this day back to 1995. The first Fruitcake Toss occurred in Manitou Springs, Colorado. We did not find the creator of this day. However, we certainly can appreciate the reason for this day.

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