National Macaroon Day

National Macaroon Day is a holiday observed annually on May 31st that celebrates the small biscuit made from ground almonds, coconut, sugar, and a combination of other ingredients. It should not be confused with a Macaron—a French dessert made using two light meringue biscuits put together with ganache between them.

A Macaroon is a cookie, or sometimes a mound of shredded coconut and egg, baked into a delicious treat. While celebrating this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalMacaroonDay to spread the word about these cookies and the holiday to those who may not be familiar with them.

Some Fun Facts About Macaroons

Since you’re with us so far, you probably want to take a few moments to learn more about macaroons. After all, if you are celebrating National Macaroon Day, then you’ll want to know as much about these sweet biscuits as possible. So, without further ado, below are some fun facts about macaroons.

  • The name for these cookies comes from the Italian word “Maccarone,” which means paste.
  • Some people say that macaroons can be traced back to an Italian monastery in the 16th century.
  • In North America, the coconut macaroon is the most well-known variety.
  • In Scotland, the macaroon is a confection with a thick center, covered in chocolate and roasted coconut.

Observing National Macaroon Day

National Macaroon Day is best observed by enjoying high-quality macaroons that you’ve either purchased from a friendly grocery store or baked yourself.

Since this day is also National Chocolate Macaroon Day, you can celebrate both by giving your macaroons a chocolate glaze. Regardless of the flavor of the macaroons you choose to celebrate with, one thing is certain: you’re going to love celebrating this day. Just don’t forget the milk.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 31 Friday
Next year (2025)
May 31 Saturday
Last year (2023)
May 31 Wednesday
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