National Candied Orange Peel Day - May 4
Sat, May 4, 2024

National Candied Orange Peel Day

National Candied Orange Peel Day is an American holiday dedicated to candied orange peel. This simple treat has been known for centuries. It can be seen as a stand-alone dish as well as an ingredient to create more elaborate desserts. It is celebrated annually on May 4.


There is no reliable information about the appearance of National Candied Orange Peel Day. Candied pieces of fruit and berries are commonly referred to as candied fruits and berries. The exact time of their origin is unknown, but such sweetness was invented in the countries of the Middle East.

To prepare a candied orange peel is very simple. First, it must be separated from the core of the fruit, then remove the white inner layer. It gives bitterness, which cannot be neutralized by adding sugar. Next, you need to cut the skin into sticks and put it in boiling water for a quarter of an hour. After this time, the rinds should be additionally rinsed with warm water.

Prepare a classic water-based sugar syrup (1:1 ratio). Strips of crust are dipped in it for 45 minutes, until they become soft. Then they are taken out and dried in the sun (the process can take up to several days). The sweetness is ready!

Interesting facts

  • It is believed that candying fruit was originally intended as a way to preserve it for a long time, but in the end, people liked the finished result very much and began to make such a dessert on purpose.
  • Candied fruit can be stored for up to one year. It is better to store them in the refrigerator in a tightly screwed jar.
  • The most popular use of candied fruit in the confectionary arts is as a filling for baked goods.

How to celebrate

Buy ready-made candied oranges to enjoy or use for desserts! Sugar the candied orange peel yourself. We’re sure you’ll love the result. Learn more about the benefits of orange.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, do they like candied oranges? If not, which ones do they prefer?

When is National Candied Orange Peel Day celebrated in 2024?

National Candied Orange Peel Day is observed on May 4 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday May 4 2024
Sunday May 4 2025

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