National Fruitcake Toss Day is an annual celebration feasted on January 3rd of each year. Most often, fruitcakes are the never asked gifts which are received in the holiday season by many people. Once after the Christmas is over, Fruitcakes are the ones that would have occupied most of the space in your home. It is also the most unloved pastry item that is flavourless and sweets much. If you love hating this cake, then it’s time to toss this ever hated fruitcake. National Fruitcake Toss Day is the perfect opportunity to open your door and throw the old fruitcakes once after the holidays are over.
“The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.” – Johnny Carson
History of National Fruitcake Toss Day
The National Fruitcake Toss Day has been celebrated since the year 1995. Manitou Springs has created this celebration Day. The fun celebration Day helps the people to throw off the unwanted fruitcake once after the Christmas celebration. Every year, during the competition in Manitou Springs, using a range of inventive devices, the fruitcakes are thrown, flung, tossed, slingshots and cannoned into the air. Fruitcake is made with chopped candied fruit and dried fruit, nuts, spices, and is soaked in spirits at times. It is the most often received gifts during the holiday season especially Christmas. People gift or re-gift the fruitcakes. Fruitcakes are considered to be the most leftovers once after the celebration. This celebration Day encourages people to toss those leftovers and have some new fruitcakes.
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How to Celebrate National Fruitcake Toss Day
Celebrating the National Fruitcake Toss Day is quite simple. If you find the leftover fruitcakes in your home, then you can toss them in an open space. You can even participate in the Manitou Springs events to make your day more enjoyable. Conduct an activity in your area asking all your neighbours to throw their fruitcakes. Give gifts to those who threw to the greatest height or farthest length. Share your fruitcake toss moments on the social media using the hashtag #FruitcakeTossDay.