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National Gingerbread Cookie Day

November 21

When is National Gingerbread Cookie Day?

National Gingerbread Cookie Day happens on Thursday November 21, 2024.

Celebrate National Gingerbread Cookie Day!

‘Tis the season for gingerbread cookies! According to the calendar, November 21st is officially National Gingerbread Cookie Day, and what better way to celebrate than by learning a bit about this delicious treat? Whether you’re new to gingerbread cookies or have been a fan for years, here’s some information and fun facts that you need to know.

The History of Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are believed to have originated in Europe during the 11th century. These days, they can be found all over the world in various forms. The Dutch make speculaas, the French make pain d’épices (or spice bread), and Poles bake pierniki. In each country, people enjoy their own version of gingerbread treats – each one slightly different from the last.
Gingerbread houses became popularized in Germany during the early 1800s when a famous storyteller wrote a fairytale about a gingerbread house inhabited by an evil witch. From then on, this traditional German Christmas decoration has become beloved around the world. Nowadays, it’s common practice to decorate gingerbread cookies with icing and candy pieces while making memories with family and friends during holiday time!
With so many ways to enjoy them – from classic recipes to creative designs – now is definitely the time to celebrate National Gingerbread Cookie Day! Whether you bake your own or buy them from your local bakery or grocery store, have fun crafting your own special creation while enjoying some delicious treats this holiday season! Happy National Gingerbread Cookie Day everyone!

When does National Gingerbread Cookie Day happen next year?

National Gingerbread Cookie Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday November 21, 2025
  • Saturday November 21, 2026
  • Sunday November 21, 2027
  • Tuesday November 21, 2028
  • Wednesday November 21, 2029


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