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Fruitcake Toss Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on January 3

Fruitcake Toss Day is your opportunity to finally throw away the old fruitcake. After the holidays are over, it's time to bring in the new, and toss out the old. Today is the day that the fruit cake goes....hooray!

There is no one way to toss out the old fruitcake. Why not make a little fun out of it? Gather up a few friends who also are fortunate enough to have received a fruitcake for the holidays. Go out to a field and see who can toss it the farthest. Caution: do not toss the cake at anyone. This weighty steel-like mass of sugar, flour and fruits could injure someone, if they are hit by it.

Fruitcake Tossing runs counter to the tradition of many people to pass the fruitcake around from one person to the next. In this tradition, the person who is holding the fruitcake on New Years, must store it away until the next Christmas season. See about Fruitcake 

Important Note: If you do not toss the fruitcake today, you must keep it until next Christmas.

Interestingly, people are always saying bad things about fruitcake. If fruitcake is really that bad, why does it appear on store shelves year after year!?

Today's Quote: "Use your fear.... it can take you to the place where you store your courage." - -  Amelia Earhart


History and Origin of Fruitcake Toss Day:

Our extensive research  traced the origin of this day back to 1995. The first Fruitcake Toss occurred in Manitou Springs, Colorado. We did not find the creator of this day. However, we certainly can appreciate the reason for this day.


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