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National Gingersnap Day celebrates the day of both sweet and spicy ginger baked goods. This treat is a popular snack for tea all over the world, and has many options for cooking: with sugar, with salt, with cinnamon, with nutmeg, with molasses. On July 1, you can honor the holiday and taste these delicacies along with a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk or yogurt. Another advantage of this dessert is that ginger has a positive effect on health, can improve the body’s immunity, helps to cope with circulatory problems and heart disease.

The History

It is not completely known why it was decided to celebrate National Gingersnap Day on July 1. However, people have been using ginger for treatment for a very long time, and they are preparing a sweet treat with it in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Presumably, the first or one of the first to start baking gingerbread was the monks in Germany in 1926.

Despite the fact that the recipe in most countries does not change much, they eat treats in different ways. For example, in the UK, because the cookies are dry and difficult to bite into, they are first dipped in a cup of tea. In the USA, in addition to molasses and brown sugar, maple syrup is also added. Sometimes the surface of the gingerbread is decorated with seeds or nuts.

Interesting facts

On the occasion of National Gingersnap Day, we can remember that:

  • the first use of ginger as a medicine began in 500 BC. on the territory of ancient India and China;
  • ginger treats, thanks to the enzymes in their composition, help to eliminate stomach diseases and nausea;
  • in 2018, 2.8 million tons of ginger were produced worldwide.

How to celebrate

National Gingersnap Day isn’t complete without a delicious gingerbread cookie. You can try to cook it yourself or buy it in the store. You can also take a photo of the ginger treat for social media and post under the appropriate hashtag in honor of the national day.

When is National Gingersnap Day Celebrated in 2022?

National Gingersnap Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 1st each year.