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National Brownie Day

December 8th National Brownie Day

The National Brownie Day is celebrated every 8th of December each year. This day gives recognition to brownies – everyone’s favorite pastry. This baked good is an all time favorite. Though the most common brownie type is the chocolate flavored and black colored one, there are so many varieties of it.  If you are a fan of brownies, you definitely should not miss this event.

About the National Brownie DayNational Brownie Day

During the National Brownie Day, people conduct various activities that let them achieve the objectives or purposes of the celebration. For one, people try to make their own brownies at home. Other people prefer to buy brownies from a bakery, pastry shop, or any other store that sells them. People also shout out on social media how they are participating in the celebration of the event.

History

There is no doubt that brownies are one of the most popular desserts of all time all around the world. It was during the start of the 20th century when brownies became popular. However, nobody knows for sure when and how brownies were invented. Still, there are some historical claims about the origins of brownies.

The earlier recipes for making the brownies that we know today can be found in regional cookbooks and newspapers during the last century. The resources on this include the 1904 Chicago, the 1904 Laconia, the IL Service Club Cook Book, the NH Home Cookery, and a 1905 edition of The Boston Globe. In 1906, a recipe for brownie was published in The Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt.

With limited knowledge about the origins of brownies, even less is known about the history of the National Brownie Day. We don’t know when, where, and how it began. We also don’t have a clue as to who founded it. But still, we can make a good guess as to why such event was established in the first place. Perhaps a person or a group of people thought that brownies are much loved by the people. They must have then thought that it deserves a spot in the list of food holidays celebrated every year.

Dates

As mentioned earlier, the National Brownie Day is celebrated every 8th of December each year. This means that the dates of celebration for this event are as follows:National Brownie Day

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022
  • Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Sunday, December 8, 2024
  • Monday, December 8, 2025

Why Celebrate

The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of the National Brownie Day:

  1. Eating brownies with your friends, family, workmates, and schoolmates is a good way of spending some time with each other.
  2. There are so many kinds of brownies that it can be very tiring to know each one. There are chocolate brownies, fudgy brownies, peanut butter brownies, banana brownies, cheesecake brownies, and more.
  3. It is very easy to bake brownies. You can follow any recipe – there are a lot of simple ones – that will guide you on making some delicious brownies.

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the National Brownie Day as best as it can be:

Make Some Brownies

Obviously, the best way to celebrate this day is to make some brownies. You can scan your cookbook or search the internet for some helpful recipes that will instruct you how to make some delicious brownies. You can then enjoy baking your brownies and then indulge yourself into them afterwards.

Buy Some Brownies

Another good idea for your celebration of this wonderful day is to order some brownies from the bakery or pastry shop. For sure, these stores will be offering lots of these baked goods during or even before the event because they expect that a great demand for this pastry will come due to the celebration. Just make sure to buy one or some from a bakery or pastry shop that offers delicious brownies. A renowned pastry shop or bakery will do. This alternative is best for people who want to indulge themselves into some delicious brownies yet they do not have the time to make some for themselves.

Celebrate on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #NationalBrownieDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day. Let them know that such a celebration takes place every year and also how happy you are enjoying your day.National Brownie Day

Quotes

  • There go the goddamn brownies! – Joe Dante
  • All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles M. Schulz
  • You would be amazed by what you can give up, lose, or break, and yet still be a person who gets happy over brownies. – Augusten Burroughs
  • A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible batch of brownies. – Linda Sunshine
  • Don’t let the brownies bite. – Brandon Mull
  • I just think about how saying that you love someone can make your heart feel like some sort of brownie sundae, warm, gooey, sweet and good. – Carrie Jones
  • Childhood smells of perfume and brownies. – David Leavitt
  • I’ve learned that you know your husband still loves you when there are two brownies left and he takes the smaller one. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Anyone who tries to make brownies without butter should be arrested. – Ina Garten
  • If I’m going to have something rich and yummy, I’m not reaching for prepackaged brownies. I’m going to make a pie from scratch. – Marisa Miller

 

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