Fortune Cookie Day - September 13
Wed, Sep 13, 2023

Fortune Cookie Day

National Fortune Cookie Day is an American celebration of fortune cookies, celebrated every year on September 13th. Fortune cookies are a great way to diversify your daily life and bring a little more joy, smiles, and optimism into it.


It is not known exactly where these fragrant cookies came from, allowing you to look into your future. The most common theory says that these pastries appeared in China around the 14th century. Then it was created for quite practical purposes: resistance groups distributed their campaign materials along with cookies. It is believed this approach helped to strengthen the position of the Ming dynasty in the eyes of the people and helped them come to power.

A few centuries later, similar cookies appeared In Japan. They were served to guests during various celebrations. At the beginning of the 20th century, the flow of Japanese emigrants to the United States increased, which spread the tradition of fortune cookies throughout America.

Interesting facts

  • The text of predictions on pieces of paper must be printed on a laser printer, otherwise it may be unreadable.
  • So that the cookies do not crumble, you need to take it with both hands in the center and sharply pull it apart.
  • Vanilla is one of the most popular spices in these cookies. It is mixed with melted butter and added to the dough during kneading.

How to take part

On National Fortune Cookie Day, people visit Chinese and Japanese restaurants that serve these wonderful sweets.

If you refuse to consume flour products, then you can find virtual fortune cookies on the Internet and read the messages hidden in them.

The most interesting thing is to make your own fortune cookies! Then you can invite friends and acquaintances for dinner or just spend the evening with your family. At the end, it is worth giving out cookies to everyone.

When is Fortune Cookie Day celebrated in 2023?

Fortune Cookie Day is observed on September 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday September 13 2023
Friday September 13 2024
Saturday September 13 2025
Sunday September 13 2026

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