Even in the world of weird holidays, today’s celebration is a doozey – it’s Fruitcake Toss Day. If you’re like the rest of American, a fruit cake has probably been given to you as a holiday gift at some point in life. These iconic cakes have origins linked back to ancient Egyptian and Roman days; despite the negative reputation the fruit cake has today, these luxuries were prized for their shelf life and portability. And, later, thanks to those crazy wild Victorians, fruitcakes were beloved for their booze-infused flavor.
But, are fruitcakes still popular today? Uh, not so much. In fact, the existence of an official Fruitcake Toss Day is reason enough to break out the fireworks for a jubilant celebration. People all over the county, perhaps even the world, are taking those old fruitcakes and giving them the heave-ho on January 3rd. Don’t let the day go by without a little pomp and circumstance; invite your friends and family over help give your fruitcake the ole heave ho! Ask them to bring the fruitcakes they received as holiday gifts – although, it could get a little awkward if the fruitcake benefactor is in the crowd.
Toss some of the fruitcakes and award blue ribbons to the shot put athlete that can throw it the farthest. Just don’t throw the cakes at people, someone could get knocked out! Use some of the fruitcakes for an Iron Chef-style cooking competition – who can come up with the tastiest recipe using fruitcakes as an ingredient? Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without shooting off some fireworks — the reds, greens and yellows coming from the fountains, sparklers and aerial shells that are shot off will remind you of the little fake gummy fruit that is in many of the fruitcakes. The only sad thing about having a firework show for Fruitcake Toss Day is that fireworks don’t last nearly as long as a fruitcake.
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