National Marzipan Day

Marzipan is a paste made from sugar and almonds and has been produced in Mediterranean regions and the Middle East for hundreds of years. Described as the original fondant, marzipan is often used to create decorative shapes and has a delicious almond flavor.

Individuals can make their own by using almond flour and sugar, or they can purchase it pre-made in many grocery stores. Regardless of how you enjoy it, you will probably want to celebrate National Marzipan Day on January 12th every year. It’s the perfect opportunity to reacquaint yourself with this sweet paste or to introduce it to someone else.

Fast Facts About Marzipan

We’ve been experimenting with marzipan for quite some time, but we have to admit that we didn’t know much about it until we began researching this holiday. Since we assume that many people are not too familiar with marzipan either, we decided to list some facts about it below. Hopefully, you will find them as informative as we did.

  • Marzipan can be rolled into thin sheets and glazed for wedding cakes.
  • The higher the almond meal content in marzipan, the more expensive it will be.
  • Low-quality marzipan has a higher sugar-to-almond ratio than high-quality marzipan.
  • During the Middle Ages, marzipan paste and jellies were consumed by wealthy merchants and nobles.

Observing National Marzipan Day

This day is perfect for trying your hand at making marzipan, or if you prefer, for creating tasty treats with it.

Of course, many people will choose to buy pre-made marzipan, and that’s perfectly fine. While you’re making or purchasing your favorite marzipan treats, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalMarzipanDay to spread the word about it online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 12 Friday
Next year (2025)
January 12 Sunday
Last year (2023)
January 12 Thursday
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