National Gingerbread House Day is celebrated on December 12th of every year. With a few more days there for the Christmas celebration, it’s time for you to unleash your creativity in building a gingerbread house for this festive celebration. If you have missed the Gingerbread Decorating Day, then this fun celebration day is for you. Why are you waiting? It’s time for you to make your gingerbread using cakes or cookies and decorate it with candies and icing. The holiday season wouldn’t get completed without building a gingerbread house with your own kind of decorations. Celebrate the National Gingerbread House Day with the gingerbread house you have built.
“Had I but a penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for gingerbread.” – William Shakespeare
History of National Gingerbread House Day
The origin, history, and founder of the National Gingerbread House Day were not known exactly. Gingerbread was prepared by the Gregory of Nicopolis, an Armenian monk. He had brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD. Gregory taught the making of gingerbread to the French Christians later. Brothers’ Grimm had introduced the idea of making the gingerbread house. Hansel and Gretel, a tale of theirs has depicted its making. The art of making gingerbread houses can be traced back to the 1600s. The celebration Day marks the tradition of making houses and architectural designs by using gingerbread cookies.
Gingerbread is actually a sweet made from the cake or a cookie. Ginger and raw sugar are the predominant flavors of gingerbread. The usual material for the house is a crisp ginger biscuit made of gingerbread and ginger nut. Finally, these houses are decorated and covered with a variety of candies and icing. Gingerbread houses are often used in religious ceremonies. They are baked to be sturdy such that to mold it into the images of saints. The Gingerbread man was the most famous image that relates to this celebration. In 2013, the World’s largest gingerbread house was made by the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas, US. It was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. The gingerbread measured about 60 feet long and 10.1 feet tall.
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How to Celebrate National Gingerbread House Day
Celebrating National Gingerbread House Day is quite simple. Learn to make gingerbread houses. Now get into your kitchen, let out your imagination and create a gingerbread house with cookies and cakes. The decoration of the gingerbread house is limited to your creativity. You can use candies, icings, jellies, and more sweets to decorate the outer part of the gingerbread house. Encourage your children in making their own gingerbread house. You can even participate in the gingerbread day competition to make your celebration even more joyful. Share your gingerbread house photos and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #GingerbreadHouseDay.
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