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When is "National Dessert Day & month"?
We found reference to National Dessert Day as being celebrated on October 14 on several different calendar sites. We also found reference to Dessert Day listed as October 9th at Greeting Card sites. Could this holiday be a movable holiday which means the date changes each year?? Or is this just ms-types in the date? We don't know because we could not find the creator or origin of this holiday- but we do know that this holiday IS IN the month of October.  It is a fact that National Dessert Month is the whole month of October!

What is this Holiday for?
National Dessert Day is for celebrating desserts.

Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day.  However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

We did find reference to this holiday on several ECard websites.
Dessert Day ECard Greetings

What type of holiday is this?
This holiday is a National Food Holiday.

What is dessert?
as defined at wikipedia encyclopedia
"Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one, such as some cheeses. The word comes from the Old French desservir, "to clear the table."

Common desserts include:
cakes, (types of cake)
fruits, (fruit salads)

"The word dessert is most commonly used for this course in U.S., Canada, Australia, and Ireland, while sweet, pudding or afters would be more typical terms in the UK and some other Commonwealth countries, including India. According to Debrett's, pudding is the proper term, dessert is only to be used if the course consists of fruit, and sweet is colloquial. This, of course, reflects the upper-class/upper-middle-class usage. More commonly, the words simply form a class shibboleth; pudding being the upper-class and upper-middle-class word to use for sweet food served after the main course, sweet, afters and dessert being considered non-U. However, dessert is considered slightly better than the other two, owing to many young people, whose parents say pudding, acquiring the word from American media.

Although the custom of eating fruits and nuts after a meal may be very old, dessert as a standard part of a Western meal is a relatively recent development. Before the rise of the middle class in the 19th-century, and the mechanization of the sugar industry, sweets were a privilege of the aristocracy, or a rare holiday treat. As sugar became cheaper and more readily available, the development and popularity of desserts spread accordingly.

Some have a separate final sweet course but mix sweet and savory dishes throughout the meal as in Chinese cuisine, or reserve elaborate dessert concoctions for special occasions. Often, the dessert is seen as a separate meal or snack rather than a course, and may be eaten apart from the meal (usually in less formal settings). Some restaurants specialize in dessert.

"In colloquial American usage "dessert" has a broader meaning and can refer to anything sweet that follows a meal, including milkshakes and other beverages."

How can I Celebrate this holiday?


Other October food holidays
National Cookie Month  /  Spinach Lovers Month / Popcorn Poppin' Month  /  Tomato Month
National Seafood Month  /  National Chili Month  /  National Pork Month  /  National Pasta Month
National Pretzel Month  /  National  Apple Month  /  National Pickled Peppers Month
National Country Ham Month  /  Vegetarian Awareness Month

Other October dessert holidays
National Caramel Custard Day (Oct. 3)
National Apple Betty Day (Oct. 5)
National Frappe Day (Oct. 7)
National Fluffernutter Day (Oct. 8)
National Angel Food Cake Day (Oct. 10)
National Chocolate Cupcake Day (Oct. 18)
National Brandied Fruit Day (Oct. 20)
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day (Oct. 21)
U.K. National Apple Day (Oct. 21)
National Nut Day (Oct. 22)
National Boston Cream Pie Day (Oct. 23)
National Chocolate Day (Oct. 28)
National Candy Corn Day (Oct. 30)
National Caramel Apple Day (Oct. 31)

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