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National Fortune Cookie Day

July 20

National Fortune Cookie Day - July 20

National Fortune Cookie Day is a wonderful holiday when you can enjoy a delicious dessert and get a prediction. This treat is common in Japan as a street food. Each cookie contains a piece of paper with one phrase, it can be ancient wisdom, an interesting puzzle or just a nice wish. There are also wise thoughts of famous philosophers. According to statistics, every year Americans eat about 3 billion fortune cookies. Agree, such popularity is worthy of a personal holiday.

The History

In many Japanese restaurants that are common in America, guests are required to serve small fortune cookies. On the one hand, this is part of Japanese culture, and on the other hand, it is an advertising move that attracts customers. Fortune-telling treats originally appeared in Japan in the 19th century and only spread to America in the 20th century. Pastry chefs baked darker-colored cookies and sprinkled them with sesame seeds to distinguish them from treats that didn’t have a surprise in them. Such a treat was brought to America by immigrants from Japan in the late 19th century.

Interesting Facts

  • The largest number of fortune cookies are consumed in New York City. A round-shaped dessert is baked here.
  • Aphorisms or advice are often written on a piece of paper; there can also be lucky numbers.
  • The cookie recipe is as simple as possible – flour, sugar, vanilla, butter, the taste is pleasant, and the texture is soft.

How to celebrate

Buy fortune cookies for yourself and your friends or bake your own treat. You can also go to a Japanese restaurant, where you will definitely be served such a treat. You can also organize a fortune cookie party, which is fun and interesting.

When is National Fortune Cookie Day Celebrated in 2022?

National Fortune Cookie Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 20th each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday July 20 2022
Thursday July 20 2023
Saturday July 20 2024
Sunday July 20 2025
Monday July 20 2026

Details

Date:
July 20
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Venue

United States

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