National Dessert Day

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2022 DateOctober 14, 2022
2023 DateOctober 14, 2023
National Dessert Day

National Dessert Day History

National Dessert Day seeks to celebrate all things dessert. Sweets were originally offered as tribute to Gods in ancient Mesopotamia and other ancient civilizations. As people became more connected through trade, sugarcane became more widespread, thus kickstarting the concept of dessert.

The U.S saw an emergence of sweets with the boon of the industrial revolution and the creation of the freezer in the 1920s. National Dessert Day is observed annually on October 14th.

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National Dessert Day Facts

  • The word dessert comes from the French, desservir, which means to clear away (as in the table).

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