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When is National Fruitcake Toss Day?

National Fruitcake Toss Day occurs on January 3rd.

What is National Fruitcake Toss Day?

Not all fruitcakes have the privilege of being eaten. True story. Should they end their lives in a trash can though? By no means! You’ve been saving that fruitcake for National Fruitcake Toss Day, the day we see who can launch their fruitcake the furthest.

National Fruitcake Toss Day acknowledges our responsibilities to fruitcakes everywhere, to save them from humiliation in a trash can or the discomfort of being eaten. Instead, we throw them, slingshot them, and catapult them into the blue sky and into fruitcake toss glory.

Fruitcakes are in the top 10 of the most re-gifted item. So that fruitcake you received this year might have been someone else’s present last year. But don’t worry. All those alcohol preservatives give them quite a long shelf life, at least long enough to make it to National Fruitcake Toss Day.

Fun facts about National Fruitcake Toss Day!

  • Fruitcakes improve with age, like fine wines. In fact, they have to sit for at least a month to ripen.
  • A small fruitcake accompanied Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into space on Apollo 11.
  • Manitou Springs, Colorado has held a Great Fruitcake Toss since 1996, excepting a few years when they had to cancel due to lagging attendance.
  • President Grover Cleveland had a fruitcake at his wedding in 1886. That same fruitcake still sits on display at his birthplace in Caldwell, New Jersey, fully intact.

How to celebrate National Fruitcake Toss Day:

Hold your own Great Fruitcake Toss of (your city here). Get your friends together to compete for longest range. Just don’t invite the friend who gave you the fruitcake you’re about to throw.

What’s the hashtag for National Fruitcake Toss Day?

Post your fruitcake hurling extravaganza on social media with #FruitcakeTossDay.