Eat An Extra Dessert Day

Eat an Extra Dessert Day is a holiday observed annually on September 4th that encourages everyone to do something their doctor probably wouldn’t recommend: eating a second dessert. Traditionally, desserts come at the end of the last meal of the day, and usually, there’s only one dessert served. However, this holiday changes all that for one day, allowing people to eat an extra dessert right after their first one, or with either breakfast or lunch. Just choose a dessert you’d like to enjoy and have fun on this unconventional holiday.

Some Delicious Facts About Desserts

Want some fun dessert facts? If so, then we’ve gathered them all together for you. The following facts are just about everything we could learn about desserts that we also thought were appropriate for this holiday.

  • The month following September, October, is National Dessert Month.
  • Chocolate chip cookies were invented before chocolate chips.
  • Boston Cream Pie isn’t a pie but is actually a cake.
  • Gooey Butter Cake is a cake traditionally made in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • The Gooey Butter Cake originated in the 1930s after a German baker added the wrong proportions to a coffee cake.

Observing Eat An Extra Dessert Day

Observing this holiday is as easy as pie or a piece of cake. All you have to do is add an extra dessert to your day. This can be a dessert that follows breakfast or lunch, or you can double up on your dinner dessert. If you want, you can even replace one of your meals with nothing but dessert. However you enjoy this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #EatAnExtraDessertDay on your social media accounts and let us see what you’re eating. We just love a sweet treat.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 4 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
September 4 Thursday
Last year (2023)
September 4 Monday
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