Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Plum Pudding Day
When : Always February 12th
Plum Pudding Day is your chance to eat some plum pudding. Doesn't this make you happy!?! You must admit, if it wasn't Plum Pudding Day, you probably wouldn't even think about plum pudding, let alone eat some.
Participating in Plum Pudding Day may take a little work. You will find vanilla and chocolate pudding on store shelves. You'll find banana and tapioca pudding, too. Unfortunately, we do not believe there is a packaged Plum Pudding on the market. That means you get the joy of finding a recipe and making it from scratch. You can also seek out a restaurant that serves it. Tip: call and check before you go.
Plums are popular in Chinese and Asian cuisine. It is likely that this day originated either in Asia, or was created by someone enjoying a Chinese plum pudding dessert.
Origin of Plum Pudding Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
We did find some reference to "National" Plum Pudding Day. But, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
This Day in History February 12
Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor (881)
A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason. (1554)
Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day). (1773)
The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west. (1825)
African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil. (1946)