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 12th
Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India. (1502)
Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia. (1541)
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). (1733)
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)
Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rushes. (1851)
Michigan State University is established. (1855)
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded. (1909)
In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place. (1914)
USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks. (1935)
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)
A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union. (1947)
Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world. (1947)
Soviet Union launches Venera 1 towards Venus. (1961)
Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. (1963)
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union. (1974)
Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia. (1990)
United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial. (1999)
NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid. (2001)
The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom. (2004)
Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground. (2009)