Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3
Wed, Jan 3, 2024

Fruitcake Toss Day

Fruitcake Toss Day is an unusual holiday that takes place after the New Year’s marathon. Often celebrations leave not only pleasant memories, but also a huge amount of food in the refrigerator. Perhaps not all families have such problems – it depends on the number of people! Today it is easy to get rid of a dessert that you are definitely not going to eat.


The holiday is celebrated by many people! And it all started with the mischievous guys from Colorado, who decided to release fruitcakes into the air in 1996. It turned out to be a fun activity and attracted viewers.. Every year the tradition became stronger, and the number of those present increased. The initial goal is to get rid of unnecessary products. Leftover ingredients were carefully collected and given to animals such as pigs.

In America, there are jokes about fruit cakes, they are often ridiculed because they can be stored for a long time. And this is true: you can completely forget about baking, but it will not go bad. Often cakes never find a person who would eat them, taking up extra space.

The first fruit cake was made in ancient Rome. Raisins, pomegranate, nuts were originally used. Then honey was added to it for sweetness. Gradually, the recipe came to all countries of the world and was modified depending on the location.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • the cake that was served at the wedding of America’s 22nd and 24th president is still intact. The celebration took place in 1886;
  • cake toss record – 1430 feet;
  • often products are impregnated with rum.

How to celebrate

Join the activities at Fruitcake Toss Day. Find out about events in your city or organize them yourself. There are usually a lot of people in Colorado, but you can organize competitions elsewhere. Eat the cake and think about why it is so lightly treated.

When is Fruitcake Toss Day celebrated in 2024?

Fruitcake Toss Day is observed on January 3 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday January 3 2024
Friday January 3 2025
Saturday January 3 2026
Sunday January 3 2027

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