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National Gingerbread Cookie Day - November 21


National Gingerbread Cookie Day

Grab the rolling pin and cookie cutters. National Gingerbread Cookie Day on November 21 will warm homes and create memories!

National Gingerbread Day takes place on June 5. A favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies and was baked to be sturdy as it was usually molded into images of saints.

Gingerbread cookies make sturdy walls for houses (perfect for National Gingerbread House Day on December 12) and tasty gingerbread families that can be decorated by the children in your home.


Invite friends to help you bake and decorate.  Get the children involved and continue family traditions.  Read the story of the gingerbread man.  Use #GingerbreadCookieDay to share on social media.


Within our research, we were unable to identify the origins of National Gingerbread Cookie Day.

Do you need more cookie days to celebrate? We have them right here!

National Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
National Sugar Cookie Day
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
National Pecan Cookie Day
National Oreo Cookie Day
National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day

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