Gingerbread Decorating Day is an annual celebration that falls on December 14th of this year. Let’s be more creative in bringing the gingerbread to our favourite designs. Enter into your kitchen to bake and decorate the gingerbread man or house. Most often kids would get involved in decorating the gingerbread. Gingerbread Decorating Day is a fun celebration day for each one of us to get involved in baking the nice aromatic gingerbread foods.
“I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.” – Taylor Swift
History of Gingerbread Decorating Day
The history, origin, and the founder of Gingerbread Decorating Day are unknown. But gingerbread has a long tradition. The celebration falls on the second Saturday of every December. Gingerbread is a broad category of baked goods flavoured with ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon. It is sweetened with sugar, honey, or molasses. The gingerbread foods can range from a soft, moist loaf cake to a ginger biscuit. It is claimed to have been brought to Europe by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis in 992 CE. Gingerbread was brought to Sweden by the German immigrants during the 13th century. The first documented trade of the gingerbread biscuits or cookies dates back to the 17th century. It was sold in pharmacies, monasteries, and town square farmer’s markets. The first recorded mention of gingerbread being baked in the town dates back to 1793. The gingerbread man was first introduced in 1875 as holiday traditions through a fairytale. It was published in St. Nicholas magazine, as the gingerbread man was eaten by a hungry fox.
Other Celebrations on December 14
December 14 is also celebrated as
- International Shareware Day
- Monkey Day
- National Bouillabaisse Day
- National Free Shipping Day
- Roast Chestnuts Day
How to Celebrate Gingerbread Decorating Day
The best way to celebrate the Gingerbread Decorating Day is by making and baking gingerbread biscuits or cookies. With all your inner creativity, you can make your own gingerbread cookies as a gingerbread man or house and decorate them. Encourage your kids and let them do the decorations once after gingerbread is baked. You can even buy them from the pastry shop and eat them along with your family. Post and share your Gingerbread making pictures on the social media using the hashtag #GingerbreadDecoratingDay.