When is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated on November 17 each year.
What is this holiday for?
This holiday is for enjoying the sickly sweet dessert called "Baklava". So call up all your friends and family and get ready to share this treat with everyone.
What is Baklava? (also spelled baklawa)
A popular sweet pastry found in many cuisines of the Middle East and the Balkans, made of chopped nuts layered with phyllo pastry. With its high sugar and fat content, it is very rich. Sprinkled with chopped walnuts and pistachio nuts and soaked in a solution of sugar or either lemon juice or honey or syrup and spices with rosewater.
This dessert is usually served cold.
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 have fun with it and celebrate it!
Fun Facts about Baklava
One of the oldest known recipes for a sort of proto-baklava is found in a Chinese cookbook written in 1330 under the Yuan (Mongol) dynasty under the name güllach (Buell, 1999). "Güllaç" is found in Turkish cuisine. Layers of phyllo dough are put one by one in warmed up milk with sugar. It is served with walnut and fresh pomegranate and generally eaten during Ramadan.
A typical baklava, sweetened with syrup.
In Turkey, Gaziantep is famous for its baklava and regarded there as its native city, though it only appears to have been introduced to Gaziantep from Damascus in 1871. In 2008, the Turkish patent office registered a geographical indication certificate for Antep Baklava.
What type of holiday is this?
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