National Lamington Day

Lamington is an Australian cake that’s made from squares of sponge or butter cake that’s been coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in dried coconut. This is a special treat that can be eaten as a dessert or served with tea. Sometimes this dish is served with a whipped topping and at other times it’s given a tasty strawberry jam center.

No matter how it’s served, it’s sure to be the star of the show for National Lamington Day. This holiday is observed in Australia and New Zealand and is observed on July 21st. This is a day for people to enjoy Lamington, in whatever form they like.

The History Of National Lamington Day

Although the origins of Lamington are somewhat murky, it’s generally believed that it was named after either Lord Lamington — the Governor of Queensland — from 1896 to 1901, or Lady Lamington, the governor’s wife.

It’s unknown who invented this recipe, but most of its origin stories point to it being created by Lamington’s chef, Armand Galland. According to these stories, Gall cut up some left-over French vanilla sponge cake that was baked the day before and then dipped them in chocolate and coconut.

It’s said that the guest of Governor Lamington was so impressed by this dish they begged for the recipe. And this is how Lamington supposedly came into existence. The history of National Lamington is fortunately a lot easier to trace. According to our research, it originated in 2006 in Australia.

We’re not exactly sure who invented it, but considering how popular this dish is in Australia, we’re sure that it spread like wildfire. Now, it’s a holiday that’s celebrated not only in Australia but also in New Zealand and other parts of Europe. Some people even celebrate this day in the U.S.

Observing National Lamington Day

This is a good day to buy or bake a Lamington. It’s a food that can be served in a variety of different ways, and we’ve seen plenty of fun and delicious recipes for it. Anyone who finds a new way to serve this dish can let the world know about it using the hashtag #NationalLamingtonDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 21 Sunday
Next year (2025)
July 21 Monday
Last year (2023)
July 21 Friday
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