Every day is a new day. And, every day is also a new day to celebrate. Celebrate what, you ask? Through this column, we bring to you the little and big things every single new day brings along with it. Each day carries with it hints of amusement and excitement through the various events. These little things sometimes give us the little push to look forward to the day ahead of us. Read on further to find out what joyous celebrations December 27 has in store for you!
National Fruitcake day
Ah, Christmas just said goodbye to us for this year. However, it did leave us loads and loads of chocolates and cakes behind. I call for the plum cake! Anyway, on December 27 , the United States celebrates National Fruitcake day. A day devoted to cake lovers, fruitcake lovers, mind you. The aroma of the candied fruit and nuts wafts in the air filling the atmosphere with sweetness. C’mon then, let’s see what the history behind this amusing day is.
Ancient Romans experimented with pomegranate seeds, raisins, nuts in barley puree to come with fruitcakes. However, later on, dried fruits became more commonly available. Along with them, honey and spices were incorporated in these cakes too. There remain many variations in the making of fruitcakes worldwide.
What made the fruitcake so famous in the US? Reason number could be the fact that there was an abundance of sugar the US had because of the colonies. Second, it was then found out that sugar could preserve fruits too! Thus the concept of candied fruits came into existence.
How to celebrate?
Different types of traditions can be observed by different families. Laughter and merriment surround the kitchen when people bake fruit cakes together. People then invite family and friends over for some fruit cake at their homes. Sometimes, they also share with each other their fruitcake recipes, you know, the whole secrets are out! It really is a fun celebration.
Make Cut-out Snowflakes day
Didn’t see snow this year? We can help you with it.
On December 27, we celebrate Make Cut-out Snowflakes day! The only time paper cuts are acceptable. Making snowflakes with your family or even your friends doesn’t necessarily surround you with the chilly air, but hey, you will definitely feel the warmth. Just do not forget to clean the mess later. Wink wink.
One of the most beautiful things about this day lies in the fact that it revives old traditions. The art of Kirigami comes alive while you make those pretty little flakes. You could call Kirigami the sister of Origami. In both of the Japanese art forms, you follow various folding techniques for obtaining particular designs and shapes. However, in Kirigami you do a little bit of cutting. The piece of paper is unfolded and cuts are made in certain places. Snowflakes, like us, come in different shapes and sizes, and again, just like us, they are all beautiful.
How to celebrate?
First, if you do not know how to make a snowflake, go to YouTube or a website and learn. Learning is even more fun when done together. So, grab your friends, [gently, please] and learn! Then, gather around with your near and dear ones and make those snowflakes. There could be many kinds of snowflakes, of different colors too. Your choice!