National Parchment Day

When we first heard about this holiday, we thought it had to do with the writing material made from prepared untanned animal skins, which has been used for writing scrolls for over two thousand years. So, imagine our surprise when we finally realized that this holiday didn’t celebrate that kind of parchment but instead celebrated the type of parchment paper used in the kitchen.

Parchment paper is a coated paper that can go from freezer to counter to oven without having to switch it out. It’s such a versatile tool in the kitchen; it has received its own holiday at the end of June every year, known as National Parchment Day.

The History of National Parchment Day

This holiday was created in 2016 by PaperChef, a company that encourages people to embrace the art of cooking with parchment paper. They created this holiday to emphasize this fact. It has been celebrated every year ever since.

Interesting Facts About Baking With Parchment Paper

Want to know a little bit more about parchment paper so that you can celebrate this holiday with gusto? If so, then check out the following parchment paper facts below.

  • Parchment paper will improve the performance of a baking pan that’s too dark or too light.
  • Parchment paper can be used over and over again—at least until it begins to degrade.
  • Most types of parchment paper won’t burn at oven temperatures of 425 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
  • Parchment paper should never be exposed to an open flame.

Observing National Parchment Day

Want to observe National Parchment Day? Well, if you do, then you know what you have to do. All you have to do is start cooking with parchment paper. Although most people think of parchment paper only when they’re lining their cookie sheets, parchment paper actually has about a million different uses in the kitchen. Also, make sure to use the hashtag #NationalParchmentDay to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 26 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
June 25 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
June 28 Wednesday
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