NATIONAL HEAVENLY HASH DAY – February 2

NATIONAL HEAVENLY HASH DAY

National Heavenly Hash Day on February 2nd recognizes a family favorite that covers a variety of desserts with a common ingredient. 

When it comes to defining Heavenly Hash, the only ingredient that seems for certain is a variety of marshmallows, marshmallow creme or whip. Other ingredients vary, though. Some recipes create delicious cakes with chocolate and marshmallow. And yet, others lean more toward a fruit salad with whipped cream and a variety of nuts or chocolate bars added. Nearly every brand of ice cream has its version of Heavenly Hash with nuts and chocolate included, too.

However, the common ingredient seems to always be a form of marshmallow bringing the dish to a heavenly flavor perfect for potlucks and family gatherings. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHeavenlyHashDay

Make your favorite version of Heavenly Hash. Whether it’s a salad, cake or bar, we’re sure it’s…heavenly. If you don’t have a recipe, we found one for you to try. Be sure to share your favorites, too!

Try this Heavenly Hash Bars recipe from TheKitchn.com.  

Use #NationalHeavenlyHashDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL HEAVENLY  HASH DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this elusive dessert holiday.


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February 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1848

The United States and Mexico sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty defined the boundary between the two countries as the Rio Grande River.

1893

Using Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope, William K.L. Dickson filmed Fred Ott as he sneezed at Edison’s Black Maria Studio. Named “Record of a Sneeze,” it consisted of 45 frames and is the first film recorded in the studio. It is registered as a photograph but not as a film because the category did not exist at the time.

1912

Considered one of the film world’s first stuntmen, Frederick R. Law parachuted from the torch of the Statue of Liberty and landed 30 feet from the bay. This wasn’t his first parachute jump nor would it be his last.

1922

Sylvia Beach publishes the complete novel Ulysses by James Joyce.

1925

After a week of mushing 625 miles of brutal conditions, 20 drivers and their dogs safely relay a delivery of 300,000 doses of Diptheria serum to Nome, Alaska.

February 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

Sarah Stevenson – 1841

In 1876 Stevenson became the first woman to join the American Medical Association.

Solomon R. Guggenheim – 1861

In 1937, the American businessman established the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Two years later, the museum by the same name was built.

James Joyce – 1882

The Irish novelist and poet is best known for his novel Ulysses which at the time created controversy for its content.

Ayn Rand – 1905

The Russian-born novelist developed the philosophical system Objectivism. Her best-known novels include The Fountain Head and Atlas Shrugged.

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