National days of the week 12/26 – 12/30

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: National Candy Cane Day

The recipe for straight peppermint candy stick was published in 1844. Candy canes were mentioned in association with Christmas in 1874. The average candy cane is five inches tall. Striped white and red candy canes were first introduced in 1900.

Tuesday: National Fruitcake Day

Rome is believed to be the creator of fruitcake. American fruitcakes are typically rich in fruits and nuts. In America, mail-order fruitcake began in 1913.

Wednesday: National Chocolate Candy Day

The word “chocolate” comes from the word “xocoatl” and “chocolatl”. Technology was invented that allowed chocolate to be produced into a solid form in 1828. Americans consume twelve pounds of chocolate each year.

Thursday: Tick Tock Day

Tick tock day is a reminder that there are only two days remaining in the year. This day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy.

Friday: Bacon Day

In the United States, bacon is very popular food. Bacon is a flavor that is used with many different types of things including popcorn, soap, candles and much more.