Gingerbread Decorating Day is celebrated in the United States on the second Saturday in December. The holiday was created specifically for creative individuals who do not mind spending time doing an exciting job! Everyone takes part in it: both children and adults. What about you?
We did not find anything about the origin of the holiday, but we know a lot about gingerbread! Researchers claim that the first traces of treats were discovered during the opening of ancient Egyptian tombs. Interestingly, even in those days, gingerbread was important, since they were carefully placed along with the deceased. There are references dating back to 350 BC. The modern form came to us from Belgium, Germany borrowed this recipe – then it spread throughout Europe and the world.
Coloring the gingerbread and baking it in the image of your favorite character is a great activity before the holidays. Today we can do this business regardless of the position, but in the 17th century only certain confectioners who deserved trust were allowed to gingerbread! The profession was considered very specific and not accessible to everyone.
- in Europe, honey gingerbread was valued – they were often taken on long journeys;
- in Poland, sweets acted as a dowry for the bride;
- Historically, bakers have not shared recipes with anyone, keeping secret even the amount of ingredients used.
How to celebrate
Bake your own gingerbread cookies and decorate them! Connect children, brothers, mothers, grandmothers to a fun event … Take pictures of the resulting masterpieces and publish them on social networks. Participate in competitions for the best product! Hold a competition between friends and determine the winner by agreeing on prizes in advance.
When is Gingerbread Decorating Day celebrated in 2022?
Gingerbread Decorating Day is observed on the second Saturday of December each year.