The 31st of May is Macaroon Day.
How do you like your macaroons? With or without coconut? Chewy or crispy? American style or French style?
There are so many different flavours now to choose from, from champagne to red velvet or key lime.
Activities for today
- you could buy or make some macaroons. If you are planning on making some, you can cheat and buy egg white in a carton;
- have friends round for afternoon tea or coffee, and serve macaroons;
- bake some and give some to neighbours or take some to work;
- look for bakeries offering specials on macaroons.
See also: Macaroons, St Macarius’s Day
The earliest print mention we’ve been able to find of Macaroon Day occurred in Indiana in February 2001.
Celebrate National Macaroon Day! Laredo, Texas: KGNS-TV. 31 May 2019. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.kgns.tv/content/news/Celebrate-National-Macaroon-Day-510672511.html
Erdos, Joseph. Macaroon vs. Macaron: Two Very Different Cookies With a Linked Past. Food Network. May 2013. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/recipes/2013/05/macaroon-vs-macaron-history-and-recipes
Hawkins, Stephen. Michael celebrates National Macaroon Day by eating French Macarons. Fresno, California: KMPH-TV. 30 May 2019. Accessed April 2021 at https://kmph.com/great-day/michael-in-the-mix/michael-celebrates-national-macaroon-day-by-eating-french-macarons
National Macaroon Day : Recipes And All You Wanted To Know About Macaroons And Macarons. The Medium. 31 May 2016. Accessed April 2021 at https://medium.com/@itsPotluck/national-macaroon-day-recipes-and-all-you-wanted-to-know-about-macaroons-and-macarons-a45dd8f210fa
Richter, Sarah Spigelman. On Macaroon Day, get creative with this cookie. NBC The Today Show. 31 May 2013. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.today.com/food/macaroon-day-get-creative-cookie-6C10145577