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   International Gumdrop Day!

Happy Gumdrop Day everyone!
This holiday celebrates gumdrops. Pull out the gumdrop tree stand and fill it full of gumdrops for everyone to pull from for the whole day.

Origin of this Holiday
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 enjoy the day and have fun with it.

We found recognition about this holiday from:
calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many of these blogs talk about the different recipes that use gumdrops
cooks.com gumdrop recipes

Gumdrops: by wikipedia encyclopedia
Gumdrops are a type of confectionery (candy). They are usually brightly-colored gelatin- or pectin-based pieces, shaped like a truncated cone and coated in granulated sugar. This makes them very sweet. Gumdrops come in (usually artificial) fruit and spice varieties; the latter are also known as spice drops. They are often used for decorating cakes and cupcakes. Around Christmas time this candy is a key ingredient in making gingerbread houses.


Other February Holidays around the world
National Hot Tea Month / National Oatmeal Month / New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day / National Bird Day / National Peanut Brittle Day
National Toilet Day/Thomas Crapper Day / Gone-ta-pott Day / World Religion Day
National Spaghetti Day / Rhubarb Pie Day / National Pie Day /Winnie the Pooh Day
National Irish Coffee Day /National Peanut Brittle Day /Feast of fabulous wild men day
National Chocolate Cake Day / National Brandy Alexander Day /

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This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses some material from Wikipedia/article Gumdrop ©/and other related pages. Photo: homestead
International Gumdrop day is celebrated on February 15!

Gumdrop Memories: by Pam Svoboda
When I was a little girl my Mother always put out a plastic gumdrop tree on the counter in the kitchen. She would push the fruit flavored candies on the tips of each tree limb which could be pulled off and eaten. The base of the tree was a bowl which Mother would fill with extra gumdrops. I remember how I use to just stare at the candy and remember how colorful the candy tree was. I remember how Mother would check the tree everyday and re-load the branches with gumdrops. That December tree never did run out of candy. The sugar coated candy reminded me of snow or frost on a tree.