What does this holiday celebrate?
It celebrates the gingerbread house! This holiday is about celebrating the fun of building gingerbread houses and the fun in eating them too.
Origin of this Holiday
I wonder why the month of December was picked to celebrate this holiday and why the 12th day?? That's the question, but unfortunately...
our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!
What is gingerbread?
Gingerbread is a sweet that can take the form of a cake or a cookie in which the predominant flavors are ginger and raw sugar.
What's the History of Gingerbread?
What are gingerbread varieties?
"A gingerbread is used to build gingerbread houses similar to the "witch's house" encountered by Hansel and Gretel. These houses, covered with a variety of candies and icing, are popular Christmas decorations, typically built by children with the help of their guardians."
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How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Have a Gingerbread House Building Party! - This holiday has to be celebrated by building a gingerbread house. Get the ingredients and let it it be a family activity or make it a big shebang by inviting all your friends and neighbors to join in all the fun. Set up a table of at least 10 different candies to use to decorate gingerbread houses with. Better yet, ask your guest to bring at least one bag of candy to share at the table and let them help in the expense of the party. It's easy to find gingerbread house kits in the grocery stores and they even come in a mini version as well. Or, give baking your very own gingerbread yourself a try. You have many options to enjoy a day of gingerbread house making so don't miss out on the fun! If nothing else, have a nice relaxing day all by-yourself and be creative. It's a great way to just sit back and gather your thoughts. :)
- It's Party Time! - Every Holiday deserves a party right?! So get ready for your next party by shopping for the lastest supplies to make your holday a real hit. You'll find fun stuff for children and adults.
- Send Free Internet Invitations! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them by email with these fun Internet Invitations. They are always fun & FREE!
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and talk with us about this holiday and how you celebrated it. We would love to know.
When is this holiday celebrated?
There's a bit of confusion on the date of this holiday. Our research shows this holiday has been publicized with 5 different dates. The date referred to the most is November 10 and December 12. We think the confusion comes from so many gingerbread house building contests that are held during the holidays; that advertise by saying "It's Gingerbread House Day." referring to the contest and not the actual holiday date.