National Maple Syrup Day

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It’s time to start celebrating the sweetest holiday of the year: National Maple Syrup Day! On this special day, we celebrate the delicious, gooey goodness of this all-time favorite topping. Whether you love it on pancakes, waffles, French toast, or straight from the bottle, this holiday is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

National Maple Syrup Day

What is National Maple Syrup Day?

National Maple Syrup Day is just as it sounds, a day dedicated to the enjoyment of pure maple syrup! There are celebrations for this day throughout the United States and Canada.

The History of National Maple Syrup Day

While the history is not 100% known, the harvest of sap from maple trees began thousands of years ago. It is said that the indigenous people of Northeastern United States were the first to tap the trees and began using the sap for a variety of purposes.

When is National Maple Syrup Day

National Maple Syrup Day is celebrated on December 17th of each year. It is unknown why this date was chosen as maple syrup harvest season does not begin until late winter.

National Maple Syrup Day Dates

This year National Maple Syrup Day is celebrated on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2024

Year Date Day
2024 Dec 17 Tuesday
2025 Dec 17 Wednesday
2026 Dec 17 Thursday
2027 Dec 17 Friday
2028 Dec 17 Sunday
2029 Dec 17 Monday

How is National Maple Syrup Day Celebrated

  • You could celebrate National Maple Syrup Day by cooking a delicious maple-flavored dish or drinking a maple-flavored beverage.
  • You could also purchase maple-flavored items such as candies, breads, and even ice cream! 
  • Finally, you could join in on local celebrations such as pancake races, pie baking contests, and more.

As with any holiday, National Maple Syrup Day can be celebrated however you please! Whether topping pancakes or using it in baked goods, the day is about enjoying pure maple syrup.

Why We Love National Maple Syrup Day

  • Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that is excellent for baking and cooking. It has a slightly bitter taste that can be accentuated or masked depending on the recipe.
  • Maple syrup can be used in countless recipes, from breakfast to dessert. It’s a great addition to oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, ice cream and more.
  • Families enjoy celebrating National Maple Syrup Day together by gathering around the stove to make something delicious featuring this unique sweetener.

National Maple Syrup Day Facts

There is no distinct history of when National Maple Syrup Day began but it has always taken place on December 17th no matter what day it falls on.

The day is celebrated in both the United States and Canada. This is because the United States was the top producer of maple syrup, with Vermont being the number one state producer. However, Canada surpassed the United States’ production levels and is the number one producer of maple syrup in the world.

Pure maple syrup is more desirable than maple-flavored syrups because it contains antioxidants and minerals such as zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. 

Conclusion

Maple syrup is not only a topping for breakfast foods but can also be used in cooking and baking. While making the syrup is extensive, National Maple Syrup Day was created to help spread awareness of the whole process and bring joy by savoring the delectable product. So next December 17th, be sure to break out the French toast and slather on a healthy dose of pure maple syrup.

 


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