Fruitcake Toss Day
Fruitcake Toss Day is held on January 5. Manitou Springs has hosted the Fruitcake Toss tournament every year since 1995. This event in the first decade of the month January is annual. Help us
Every year, millions of Christmas celebrants feature fruitcake on their tables. After the holidays, it remains untouched. Rather than eat the unpalatable loaf, families eventually just toss it in the trash.
In 1996, a group in Manitou Springs, Colorado, decided to approach fruitcake-tossing with some extra imagination. They gathered in a public park to dispose of their unloved holiday cakes. But instead of just throwing them out, the group literally threw the dense wads as far as they could.
The festivities also include a kids’ fruitcake toss, complete with targets, as well as speed and balance games. Those who are less interested in athletics can enter the fruitcake costume competition or the “Too Good to Toss” bake-off.
In 2007, a team of Boeing engineers shot a cake 1,420 feet using a mock artillery piece.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Trivia Day on January 4 (It is an opportunity for us to share those many little trinkets of knowledge);
Distaff Day on January 7 (medieval Europe);
Old Rock Day on January 7 (This day is completely dedicated to collect different rocks)