National Maple Syrup Day - December 17
Sat, Dec 17, 2022

National Maple Syrup Day

National Maple Syrup Day is a sweet celebration of a unique and versatile product! It is one of the oldest syrups in the world – no wonder it has always been in high demand. Do you like adding it to your meals?


Researchers believe that maple syrup originated in the culture of North American Indians. It was mined and cooked long before the arrival of Europeans. In those days, it was both a tasty supplement, and a medicine, and a preservative … The collection of maple sap was accompanied by traditional events and was affectionately referred to as “sugar month”.

In the 16th century, the Indians discovered the recipe to French settlers. So the syrup spread throughout Europe, and then around the world. Mass production peaked in the early 1800s. Today, more than 85% of the syrup in the world is produced in Canada – about 12 thousand farms are concentrated here, which makes the population proud of the product! There are also factories in America, but in any case they are inferior to the state.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • Freshly harvested juice contains up to 96% water. The Indians adapted to leave the harvested crop on the street so that it hardened, and the first settlers of the United States learned how to evaporate it;
  • 1 liter of syrup accounts for 40 liters of original juice;
  • real syrup does not have bright colors and additives – it is completely natural;
  • widely used in cooking, often in the most striking masterpieces;
  • may have a different density: from light to viscous amber.

How to celebrate

Shop at National Maple Syrup Day and use with your favorite meals. It can be bananas, ice cream, popcorn, meat, vegetables and even shrimp. Look for the perfect flavor combinations and share them with others! If sugar maple grows in your area, try to extract the juice yourself – special kits are sold for the most daring.

When is National Maple Syrup Day celebrated in 2022?

National Maple Syrup Day is observed on December 17 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday December 17 2022
Sunday December 17 2023
Tuesday December 17 2024
Wednesday December 17 2025
Thursday December 17 2026