National Gingerbread Day – This day is also known as National Gingerbread Cookie Day. A day for the Gingerbread! #GingerbreadDay
National Gingerbread Day
This foodie holiday is held two times year. Annually on June 5 and November 21. I am not sure when or how this day got started.
Gingerbread is very popular especially around the Christmas Holidays to make Gingerbread people and houses.
Gingerbread is a broad term that can describe anything from a firm and crispy cookie to a moist, soft cake. Traditionally, gingerbread is seasoned with ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and other aromatic spices. Molasses and brown sugar counteract the spice with sweetness. North Americans have been baking gingerbread in various shapes or forms for more than 200 years, and the recipes even pre-date the American revolution. However, gingerbread dates back even further to the Shakespearean era, with The Bard having mentioned it in one of his plays. Gingerbread’s name can be trace to medieval England and once referred to any kind of preserved ginger. The term went on to reference ginger-flavored cakes in the 15th century, and gingerbread eventually became popular throughout the world. Even though gingerbread cakes and cookies have been made for centuries, Germans are often credited with creating gingerbread houses, according to Smithsonian. They were probably modeled after the witch’s candy cottage in the German fairy tale, “Hansel and Gretel.” Even though gingerbread can be made any time of year, it is particularly associated with the Christmas season, with gingerbread men and other fanciful shapes turning up on cookie platters.MetroCreative TF18C573
Other Gingerbread Related Holidays
I have also recently seen now that you can do a Haunted Gingerbread House for Halloween.
First published November 19, 2019. Last updated or republished November 17, 2020.