National S’mores Day (S’mores Day) is celebrated on August 10th of every year. S’mores are the one of the most popular North American desserts and practically the quintessential campfire treat. Never tried them? Then S’mores Day is the day for you! And even if you have tried them, there is no reason to pass up the opportunity to enjoy them again!
History of S’mores Day
S’more is the abbreviation of the phrase “some more,” which is not strange thinking how tasty they are. The first S’more recipe can be found in a book of recipes issued by the Campfire Marshmallows company in the early 1920s, which also informs us that the treat had already been familiar with both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for some time. In the year 1968 the following recipe was provided: place a square of milk chocolate on a graham cracker, heat a marshmallow and put on top of the chocolate, then a 2nd graham cracker on top of the toasted marshmallow and squeeze and you will want “s’more.” In answer to accusations that s’mores are very high in sugar and fat and are not particularly healthy for children or adults, the Outing Activities and Winter Sports Guide stated simply: “Camping trips are assumed to be fun. Why not relax, enjoy, and have s’more?”
Other celebrations on August 10
August 10 is also celebrated as
- World Lion Day
- National Lazy Day
- Duran Duran Appreciation Day
- Skyscraper Appreciation Day
- National Garage Sale Day
- National Bowling Day
How to celebrate National S’mores Day
What could be a better way to celebrate S’mores Day than experiencing this sweet treat? As always, it’s better to make our own, and S’mores are amazingly simple to make. Of course, it would be best to make them around a campfire in the woods while telling ghost stories like the treat’s creators did almost 100 years ago, so if you’re planning a camping trip shortly, maybe leave making s’mores for them. If you’re not moving to be camping anytime soon, however, there’s no reason you shouldn’t make some s’mores in the comfort of your own home. You could even roast the marshmallows over the flames of your gas stove or a candle if all else fails and you want fire-roasted marshmallows!
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