National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Hamburger Day to National Chinese Almond Cookie Day? We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day Fun Facts

The Chinese almond cookie is a plain cookie with an almond in the center. They are considered to bring good luck. Common to southern and southeastern China, almond cookies are usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year, and are given as gifts to family and friends.

  • April 9th is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day.
  • Chinese almond cookies are round, flat and adorned with an almond sliver.
  • According to traditional Chinese medicine, almonds are thought to be anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic.
  • Some Chinese restaurants serve these cookies to cleanse the palate after several courses, rather than being regarded as a dessert.
  • Yuan-Shan Chi declared these cookies “as Chinese as blueberry pie.”
  • The recipe for almond cookies was introduced from the first wave of Chinese immigration to the U.S. in the 19th century.

How To Observe National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

  • Bake up a batch of almond cookies. Use them as an ingredient in one of your food truck dishes for your customers.
  • Use #NationalChineseAlmondCookieDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any almond cookie fun facts on social media or via email. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.

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REFERENCE: Chinese Almond Cookie Fun Facts