Bicarbonate of Soda Day is the 30th of December.
To mark Bicarbonate of Soda Day, you could bake something that uses baking soda. Or, just think of today as a good day to replace the box of deodorizing baking soda in your fridge, in time for the New Year.
However, given that baking soda is a time-honoured remedy for indigestion, it might be around this time of year that you are reaching for a glass of water with some baking soda in it anyway to settle your stomach. It actually does work, by acting as an antacid and neutralizing excess stomach acid, though it’s not recommended for young children. The jury is still out on what it actually does, if anything, for your fridge.
Some feel that Bicarbonate of Soda Day, in fact, really ought to be the 1st of January, though you could think of today as the day to make sure you have some in the house for the 1st of January.
The plainer name for Bicarbonate of Soda Day could be just “baking soda day”, but that wouldn’t have the same cachet, does it?
In 2004, Emily Nunn of the Chicago Tribune included “Bicarbonate of Soda Day” in a list of “silly food holidays” she compiled. “December…. Date Nut Bread Day (22), Egg Nog Day (24), Bicarbonate of Soda Day (30)…” Nunn, Emily. Surrender to never-ending glut of silly food holidays. Chicago Tribune. Reprinted in: Kerrville Daily Times. Kerrville, Texas. 22 Sep 2004. Page 3C. Col 1.
|↑1||Nunn, Emily. Surrender to never-ending glut of silly food holidays. Chicago Tribune. Reprinted in: Kerrville Daily Times. Kerrville, Texas. 22 Sep 2004. Page 3C. Col 1.|