Roast Chestnuts Day is an annual celebration feasted on December 14th of each year. The chill winter can be spiced up with the roasted Chestnuts. The rich aromatic fragrance while roasting the Chestnuts makes everyone longs for those nuts. If you have never tasted it earlier, then it is the perfect day to fill up your mouth with the nuts. Roast Chestnuts Day celebrates the delicious snack, the Chestnuts without which this feast Day wouldn’t get completed.
“Chestnuts are my favorite ingredient to use in the fall, especially for the holidays. I always find that they are meaty, hearty and have a mysterious refinement when cooked or roasted over sea salt.” – Geoffrey Zakarian
History of Roast Chestnuts Day
The exact history, origin, and the founder who established the Roast Chestnuts Day are unknown. The chestnuts were found to be sold by the street vendors during the 16th century. People ate these chestnuts as quick warm snacks during the winter season. They are found to be low in calories and a good source of fibre. Chestnuts are rich in vitamin C. Chestnut is a word derived from an earlier English term named “chesten nut,” that descends from the Old French word Chastain. These chestnuts are carefully roasted until the natural sweetness of the nut is revealed.
The superior fruiting varieties of chestnuts will have good size, sweet taste, and easy to remove inner skins. The early Christians considered the chestnuts as the symbol of chastity. In a typically French cooking style of the marron glacé, a candied chestnut involves 16 different processes that are always served during Christmas and New Year’s time. On St. Martin’s Day in Portugal, people prefer eating the roasted chestnuts as tradition.
Other Celebrations on December 14
December 14 is also celebrated as
- Gingerbread Decorating Day
- International Shareware Day
- Monkey Day
- National Bouillabaisse Day
- National Free Shipping Day
How to Celebrate Roast Chestnuts Day
The best way to celebrate the Roast Chestnuts Day is by having a handful of chestnuts and fill up your mouth. They will be a perfect evening snack on the chill winter. You can learn to roast the chestnuts and start making it on your own rather than buying the packed one. Serve it hot for your family members. Include chestnuts as a part of sweet making and in celebration day cuisines. Share your views about the roast chestnuts on the social media on this celebration Day using the hashtag #RoastChestnutsDay.