National Candied Orange Peel Day
About National Candied Orange Peel Day
When is National Candied Orange Peel Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 4
National Candied Orange Peel Day is dedicated to…you guessed it…. candied orange peels! This May 4 holiday celebrates a food we seldom eat.
Now, just what the heck is a candied orange peel? And, is it edible? Yes, it’s edible. If you are a chef or a baker, then you know just what it is, and how to use it. They use it in fancy desserts. For the rest of us, we likely have enjoyed it in seasonal baked goods all of our lives, without even knowing we have eaten it. Or perhaps, it was in a cocktail we consumed.
Candied orange peels are a boiled, sliced, sugar-added treat. You can eat them by yourself. But most often, they are used in holiday cookies, snacks, and fruitcakes.
Also see National Fruitcake Day and Fruitcake Toss Day. Fruitcakes contain a lot of candied orange peel.
How to Celebrate National Candied Orange Peel Day
Here are a few ideas on how to participate in and celebrate this holiday:
- Munch on candied orange peel as a snack.
- Bake the in cookies.
- Eat a piece of fruitcake.
- Make a fancy dessert that uses it.
- Use it in a cocktail.
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History and Origin of National Candied Orange Peel Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. One has to wonder why a special day is dedicated to a candied orange peel. During our research, we came up clueless.
This holiday is sometimes referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. We have a hard time imagining why this special day was created in the first place, let alone why anyone in the national government would declare it a national day. With that said, we all know our government is known to do some strange things.
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