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Fruitcake Toss Day

Date When Celebrated : Event is always 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.


Origin of Fruitcake Toss Day:

Our extensive research  traced the origin of this day back to 1995. The first Fruitcake Toss ocurred 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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