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Gingerbread House Day
December 12, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 12 of December, repeating indefinitely
|According to fairy tale lore, the first gingerbread house
was build on a lifesize scale in the dark woods by
an old lady with a peculiar appetite for free range urchins.
Her diet never became popular,
but her idea of the house was copied by many bakers
with one little difference:
they made it more fun-size.
Gingerbread was preferred for building edible miniature
houses because of the texture and taste.
Decorated gingerbread is one of the favored snacks
for holiday celebrations.
It is no wonder that gingerbread houses became popular centerpieces for decadently filled christmas dinners.