National Date Nut Bread Day takes place on December 22 and celebrates a tasty and healthy product that is often eaten for breakfast. It is impossible not to join the holiday when fragrant bread is at stake. If you haven’t tried it yet, do it today!
Bread, which includes dates, is stored for a long time and does not change the taste. It is easy to freeze and use at a convenient time. On National Day, the nation’s bakers work hard to present products to anyone in a hurry to shop. Often this is done on December 21st or earlier so that people have time to purchase the product before the festive morning.
The date palm originated in North Africa. Some sources claim that this happened 4000 BC. The product fell in love with people and was used everywhere. Interestingly, the tree does not have wild ancestors, as if it originally grew cultivated.
An oriental legend tells about a girl who felt unhappy. Once she came to the rabbi and, on her knees, asked to be taught to enjoy life. The spiritual leader slyly looked at her and gave fruits – these were dates. At that time, there were no scientists who would explain that the hormone of happiness is serotonin, and foods rich in tryptophan have a beneficial effect on the body.
Did you know that:
- the date palm adorned Roman gardens. Fruits did not grow on them, and the trees performed aesthetic functions. It was also a symbol of victory;
- a mature tree produces at least 1000 dates in 1 season;
- date seeds can be stored for decades until better times;
- the fruit is mentioned both in the Bible and in the Holy Quran;
- date pits are used to make cosmetics;
- have a rich taste, but do not exude a pronounced smell.
How to celebrate
Eat the tastiest product at National Date Nut Bread Day! Try to cook the product yourself or purchase ready-made. Treat friends and relatives, look at additions to it – soft cheese, butter … If you do not eat pastries, enjoy the fruits separately, even though today is not their own holiday.
When is National Date Nut Bread Day celebrated in 2022?
National Date Nut Bread Day is observed on December 22 each year.