Eat an Extra Dessert Day - September 4
Mon, Sep 4, 2023

Eat an Extra Dessert Day

Eat An Extra Dessert Day is celebrated every day on September 4. On this day, you cannot limit yourself; simply enjoy your favorite dessert, even at night. In the dictionary, the word ‘dessert’ has a specific meaning: this is a dish that is traditionally eaten at the end of a meal, but you can safely forget about this definition when September 4 comes along.


Of course, it would be interesting to know who came up with such a funny holiday, to say a huge thank you to him and treat him with a piece of delicious cake. The origins of the holiday are lost in history, but millions of people honor traditions and continue to buy and eat their favorite sweets on September 4th. A meal without a worthy final flourish seems incomplete, which is why they decided to perpetuate this tradition in the holiday calendar.

Interesting Facts

  • The word ‘dessert’ has French roots meaning ‘to clear the table’. At first glance, it seems a bit strange, but the bottom line is that after the main meal, dirty dishes were removed from the table and dessert was served.
  • Historians are still arguing about which dessert appeared first, but ice cream is in the lead – it has been known since 3000 BC.
  • The most popular dessert is sugar; it was already used in India in 500 BC, then it appeared in China and Macedonia. By the 12th century, sugar was traded throughout Europe, and the quality of desserts improved dramatically.
  • In the history of desserts, there was a huge 2520 square foot gingerbread house, which comprised about 36 million calories.

How to take part

Treat yourself to different sweets. September 4 is the only day of the year when you do not have to restrain yourself, so enjoy a variety of tastes. Be sure to mention this wonderful holiday on social networks, and post photos. Make your own dessert; it can be your favorite treat or something unusual. Organize a sweet party, and have each guest bring their favorite dessert.

When is Eat an Extra Dessert Day Celebrated in 2023?

Eat an Extra Dessert Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on September the 4th.

Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 4 2023
Wednesday September 4 2024
Thursday September 4 2025
Friday September 4 2026