The 29th of March is Lemon Chiffon Cake Day.
Lemon chiffon cake is a cake from the mid-1900s that later went out of fashion. It is now seen as retro.
A chiffon cake can be made in many flavours of course but today celebrates the lemon version of it. This makes for a cake that is both light-textured and light-tasting, perfect for the advent of spring.
You can make a lemon chiffon cake from scratch, or, from a mix if you are in a hurry.
You also might be able to find a local bakery that makes them.
The earliest mention that CooksInfo has found of a 29th of March “Lemon Chiffon Cake Day” in print archives dates from 2013 in Oklahoma:
“March 29: Lemon Chiffon Cake Day” Uptown Grocery Co. Advertisement. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Daily Oklahoman. 27 March 2013. Page 15A, col. 2.
Bloem, Adele. National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day. Roodeport, South Africa: Roodepoort Record. 29 March 2017. Accessed March 2021 at https://roodepoortrecord.co.za/2017/03/29/national-lemon-chiffon-cake-day/
Parks, Stella. How to Make Classic Chiffon Cake Ultra Airy and Light. Serious Easts. 27 April 2018. Accessed March 2021 at https://www.seriouseats.com/2018/04/how-to-make-classic-chiffon-cake-ultra-airy-and-light.html