Dec. 12th – Gingerbread House Day
Gingerbread houses have become a traditional part of the Christmas holidays. It actually came about somewhere around 992 AD when Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis brought back ginger from his travels. He began to teach the French Christians how to prepare food with ginger and one thing led to another and the Gingerbread House was invented.
It did not become popular until the Grimm Brothers used it for Hansel and Gretel in their terrifying tales.
How to celebrate – Make a Gingerbread House. Read Hansel and Gretel. Write your own Christmas story featuring a Gingerbread House.