National Marzipan Day

National Marzipan Day is observed next on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 (39 days from today).

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Marzipan, a light and delicious snack made from a rather unusual combination of sugar and almonds are often punctuated with almond extract.  It has been used in all sorts of sweets and snacks and manages to be both edible and appropriate for Lent.  Its amazing transformation makes it popular for themed cakes and candies, as it can be molded into just about anything.  During the rest of the year, this treat is usually served with chocolate, making it a slightly more fan-favorite strong decadent treat.

History of National Marzipan Day

The origin of the marzipan is not entirely clear, but culinary historians have traced its origins to most likely Persia.  From there, it traveled through various trade routes to become a staple of European cuisine, most likely brought there for the first time by the Turks.  During this era, the Hanseatic League, a trade union of towns rather than people, transported it in bulk, making it the staple of most towns called the Union. 

Lubeck and Tallinn are particularly proud of their marzipan production history and tradition, and the quality and content of the almonds are taken very seriously.  While Persia is the most likely place for it to begin, there is also plenty of evidence that Spain either developed its version or was the real starting place of this confection.

How to celebrate Marzipan Day

Like most food-related holidays, the best way to celebrate Happy Day is to simply jump in and enjoy this delightful confection.  You can really go in, buy pre-made macaroons without ordering, and expand your creativity by making all sorts of macaroons creations.  It's delicious and can be shaped into any fun and interesting shape, mix with some food coloring and things can get really wild!

The towering cakes are done, wrapped in a marzipan wrapper.  Fake fruit filled with jellies and preservatives, or even thin marzipan filled with fruit and cream.  If you are feeling particularly creative, you can even host a marzipan party at your home, where everyone comes together to create the most fun, complex, or simply delicious macaroons. After all, you can be in your sugar-induced coma and start dreaming for next year's creation.

Observed

National Marzipan Day has been observed annually on January 12th.

Dates

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Friday, January 12th, 2024

Also on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

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