Poet In A Cupcake Day

Celebrated annually on the Friday during the first full week of April, Poet in a Cupcake Day is a holiday that often marks the pinnacle of many school celebrations honoring poets and the art they produce. This day is for baking cupcakes and then topping them with a poet sticker on a popsicle stick or on a toothpick.

These cupcakes are then taken to school or shared with friends and colleagues. What’s the purpose of this holiday? It’s to raise awareness about poetry and the many fine poets who have created it throughout the centuries. It’s also a good excuse to enjoy some sweet cupcakes.

The History of Poet in a Cupcake Day

This holiday was created by Tweetspeak in 2009. Tweetspeak is a poetry party collective that regularly organizes parties with a poetry theme where people can show up, pen some poetry, and then submit them to their blog or to Twitter. This holiday was created by them to encourage people to share their own poetry with each other in a fun way.

Observing Poet in a Cupcake Day

We can think of about a thousand different ways to observe this holiday. People can bake their favorite poet-themed cupcakes, place their favorite poets on top, and then serve them to friends and family members. Schools can host cupcake poetry parties that all students can participate in as well.

And people can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #PoetInACupcakeDay on social media. While observing this holiday, people should be sure to serve a variety of different cupcakes and maybe even provide some cold milk to everyone. Another way to observe this holiday is simply by enjoying the poetry of some of the world’s greatest poets. It doesn’t matter which poets; just be sure to choose the ones that inspire you.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 5 Friday
Next year (2025)
April 4 Friday
Last year (2023)
April 7 Friday
Education & Reading, Food & Drinks