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National Candied Orange Peel Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always on May 4

National Candied Orange Peel Day is dedicated to...you guessed it.... candied orange peels!

Now, just what the heck is a candied orange peel? And, is it edible? Yes, it's edible. If you are a chef or a baker, then you know just what it is, and how to use it. For the rest of us, we likely have enjoyed it in seasonal baked goods all of our lives, without even knowing we have eaten it.

Candied orange peels are a boiled, sliced, sugar added treat. You can eat them by themselves. But most often, they are used in holiday cookies, snacks, and fruitcake.

On this day, bake some cookies or other recipes that use candied orange peels. Then, eat and enjoy!

Also see, National Fruitcake Day and  Fruitcake Toss Day. Fruitcakes contain a lot of candied orange peel.


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History and Origin of National Candied Orange Peel Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. One has to wonder why a special day is dedicate to the orange peel. during our research , we came up clueless.

This holiday is sometimes referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. We have a hard time imagining why this special day ways created in the first place, let alone why anyone in the national government would declare it a national day. 

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