National days of the week 12/5 – 12/9

By Amanda Martin, Staff Writer

There is a national day each and every day of the year. Here are the national days of this week.

Monday: International Ninja Day

This day was created in 2003 by Nija Burger. This day was created to celebrate ninja speed.

Tuesday: National Microwave Oven Day

It is believed that 90% of homes in the United States have a microwave as part of the home. The brand of the original microwave oven was Spencer created by Percy Spencer. The first food that was cooked with Spencer’s microwave oven was popcorn and the second was an egg.

Wednesday: National Cotton Candy Day

Cotton Candy, spun sugar, dates all the way back to the 1400’s. In 1897, William Morrison and John C. Wharton were credited for the invention of machine-spun cotton candy.

Thursday: National Brownie Day

In the United States, brownies were created at the end of the 19th century. The earliest published recipes of brownies appeared in 1904. There have been several myths that have gained popularity regarding the creation of the brownie.

Friday: National Pastry Day

Pastry is a name given to a large variety of many baked goods. Pastries can be traced back to the ancient Mediterranean. Pastry making began in Northern Europe.