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Fortune Cookie Day

Fortune Cookie Day

Date When Celebrated : Always on September 13 th

This day celebrates the creation of the Fortune Cookie. What a great cookie. A little slip of paper inside of it brings you good luck, a whimsical saying, or a philosophical thought. (we favor good luck...we can use all we can get).

Its pretty clear that the Fortune Cookie did not originate in China. Rather, it was invented in California. There appears to be some uncertainty over who invented it. Some historical references suggest it was Makoto Hagiwara who invented the fortune cookie at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco in 1914. Others believe that David Jung, founder of the Hong Kong Noodle Company, was the first to make fortune cookies in Los Angeles in the 1920s.

To celebrate this day, go grab a handful of fortune cookies.  Or, get your fill online. Online cookies are no calorie, no carb.


Origin of Fortune Cookie Day

We are not certain of the origin of this day. From our research, it most likely was created by someone who wanted to recognize the good feeling this cookie brings to people. Our extensive research research did uncover lots of information about the origin of the fortune cookies (as described above).

Documentation for the date of this day is all over the map.  A large majority of sources declare Fortune Cookie Day as September 13th. We did find one reference to this day in April, June, July, and August.


Online Fortune Cookies:

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Fortune Turkey- get your fortune from a turkey!? Why not?


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